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June 18, 2013

United Kingdom
Churchill TWE Remembers: Winston Churchill’s “Finest Hour” Speech

One for all and all for one. That simple principle underlies all alliances. But what happens when the all dwindles and the one ends up alone? That’s the position Britain found itself in the late spri…

March 5, 2012

Defense and Security
lindsay_churchill_20120305 TWE Remembers: Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech

Politicians give speeches all the time. Most of what they say is quickly forgotten, or perhaps better never said in the first place. But occasionally a politician gives a speech that defines an age. …

May 13, 2013

United Kingdom
Former British prime minister Winston Churchill is featured on a new banknote alongside his famous declaration "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" (Bank of England/Courtesy Reuters). TWE Remembers: Churchill’s “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat”

You finally land the job you have long coveted. But many of your colleagues dislike you, and the task you have been given may be undoable. That’s the situation that Winston Churchill found himself in…

June 4, 2013

Wars and Conflict
A flotilla of "Little Ships" sails from Britain to Dunkirk to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation (Dean Nixon/MOD/Crown Copyright/Courtesy Reuters). TWE Remembers: Dunkirk, Operation Dynamo, and Churchill’s “Never Surrender” Speech

Epic defeats are usually the source of national shame and humiliation. But not always. Sometimes defeat reveals character and gives a leader a chance to inspire a nation. Such was the case on June 4,…

September 21, 2017

Brexit
U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. Renewing the Special Relationship in a Lonely World Isn’t the Way Forward

Coauthored with James Resnick, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. There is a common—and understandable—comparison ma…

September 7, 2017

International Organizations
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

October 16, 2003

Afghanistan
Winston Lord: Making Up For a ’Lost Year’ in Afghanistan

Winston Lord, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Clinton administration, reports that on a recent trip to Afghanistan he found that “huge problems” rema…

May 11, 2018

United States
Play Michael McCaul A Conversation With Michael McCaul

This is the keynote session of the 2018 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) Conference. 

April 17, 2018

China
Play Dwight D. Eisenhower sitting in the back of a jeep with General George C. Marshall 'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

February 13, 2003

North Korea
Winston Lord Urges U.S. Partners to Help Pressure North Korea, Says South Korea’s Approach Endangers Alliance

Winston Lord, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs in the Clinton administration, says the “very serious crisis” over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions cannot…