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Leslie H. Gelb

President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations

Leslie H. Gelb appears in the following:

On House of Cards 3: You Have Just Been Served

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brooke discusses the third episode of the season with two foreign policy experts. 
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Episode 3: You Have Just Been Served

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brooke discusses the third episode of the season with two foreign policy experts. 
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Revisiting Splitting Iraq

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, Daily Beast contributor, and author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, and then-Senator Joe Biden proposed splitting Iraq along sectarian lines in 2006, a road not taken that now looks prescient. He talks about that proposal and what options still exist.

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Accidental Diplomacy? Analyzing Kerry's Off-the-Cuff Remark

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A seemingly off-the-cuff remark made by Secretary of State John Kerry may have radically changed the possibilities for U.S. intervention in Syria. On Monday, Secretary Kerry said Syri...

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The Long Shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, October 19, 2012

We've inherited a myth from the Cuban Missile Crisis that compromise is for the weak, a myth that’s long been contradicted by the facts. And yet it still casts a long dark shadow over the policy-makers in Washington, according to recent issues of both Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy magazines. Brooke speaks with Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says he had first-hand experience with the cherished notion that America's strength lies in rigidity.

Jenny Scheinman - A Ride with Polly Jean

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Does Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan Mean the War is Over?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On Wednesday evening President Obama will unveil his exit strategy from Afghanistan. We’ll hear exactly how many of our troops will be coming home and when the U.S. military will hand over power to Afghan security forces. This comes nearly a decade after the first U.S. military campaign against Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces. There has been mounting political pressure on the president to instigate a significant withdrawal and many people are hoping this marks the closing chapter of the War in Afghanistan. 

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Learning from the Past: US Military Conflicts

Monday, March 21, 2011

Although the role of the United States in Libya differs from its role in Iraq and Afghanistan, the intervention does resemble many other modern conflicts. Think back to the Gulf War and the Balkan wars throughout the 1990s. What can we learn from America's diplomatic and military strategy during those conflicts that might be relevant for our intervention in Libya? Joining us to analyze the position of the U.S. in Libya is Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Egypt and U.S. Policy

Friday, February 04, 2011

Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign RelationsDaily Beast contributor, and author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, weighs in on the uprising in Egypt, what U.S. policy should be toward the country, and how "the devil we know" might be preferable to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Afghanistan: In or Out?

Monday, October 05, 2009

Peter Bergen, CNN's terrorism analyst and author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know: an Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader and Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue ...

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Power Rules

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winner and former New York Times columnist Leslie Gelb looks at the way power actually works in American in his book Power Rules.

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Afghanistan: To leave or not to leave

Friday, March 13, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Bragg in North Carolina yesterday and asked people to embrace the military families in their communities. With an expected surge in U.S. forces...

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