Walter Russell Mead
Walter Russell Mead is considered one of the leading students in American foreign policy (how is working or not working in various regions of the globe). He has co-founded a think-tank named New America Foundation, and is a radical centrist (whatever that means: actually click here to find what it means). He writes regularly on international affairs on his daily blog, Via Meadia. (his posts are then taken up by the major media outlets). His book God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World (published in 2007) is a major study of 400 years of conflict between Anglophone powers and rivals ranging from absolute monarchies like Spain and France through Communist and Fascist enemies in the twentieth century to al-Qaeda today (Politico). An earlier book (Power, Terror, Peace and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk, 2005), elaborates on the concept of soft power, adding ideas about sharp power, sticky power and sweet power, that together should converge into what he names hegemonic power and harmonic convergence (wiki).
Until 2010 Walter Russell Meadow was the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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