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The Benefit of Whistlers and Whistling

The phrase “whistling in the dark” has an interesting, if obscure, history in foreign policy discourse. While often primarily associated with George Kennan, it has been adopted by a variety of other figures—including Albert Wohlstetter—as an evocative image that points to the dangers of foreign policy optimism in a world shrouded with mystery, uncertainty and fear. 733 more words

George Kennan

Stent's The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Angela Stent’s new book The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton, 2014) is an excellent account of four resets in the US-Russian relationship since the collapse of the Soviet Union. 513 more words

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how to launch a successful mastermind group

Did you know many of your favorite Disney moments from the 1930-1970s were birthed from a mastermind group of animators? Walt Disney referred to them as “Nine Old Men.” While still in their twenties and thirties, when Walt first coined the phrase, this mastermind group brought to the world such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, and many others. 638 more words

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