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  • The Pragmatic Superpower
    The Pragmatic Superpower by Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon

    "Lucid and accessible," Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon's book sheds new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East.

  • War by Other Means
    War by Other Means by Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris

    In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground, Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics.

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    G20 Summit, China

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Council of Councils Report Card

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Introducing: Model Diplomacy

Model Diplomacy

Model Diplomacy is a free simulation of the National Security Council that teaches college and high school students the challenges of shaping and implementing foreign policy. Learn More

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  • August 26, 1920

    The Nineteenth Amendment, granting U.S. women the right to vote, goes into effect.


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