Edward Mortimer

Edward Mortimer was until 2006 the Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General. He is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Salzburg Global Seminar. (April 2008)

Big Ideas for a New President

Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership

by Madeleine Albright, with Bill Woodward

The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation

by Strobe Talbott

The Next American Century: How the US Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise

by Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen

April 17, 2008 issue

Saying the Unsayable

Saying the Unsayable

Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World

by Kanan Makiya

May 27, 1993 issue

To the Tehran Station

The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran

by Roy Mottahedeh

January 30, 1986 issue

The Faraway War

The Faraway War

The Soviets invested considerable resources—material and above all moral—in Afghanistan. Retreating without leaving a Communist government in power will be difficult to disguise as anything other than a humiliating defeat.

Report from Afghanistan

by Gérard Chaliand, translated by Tamar Jacoby

In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey

by Jere Van Dyk

A Hitch or Two in Afghanistan: A Journey behind Russian Lines

by Nigel Ryan

Behind Russian Lines: An Afghan Journal

by Sandy Gall

Afghanistan and the Soviet Union

by Henry S. Bradsher

Red Flag over Afghanistan: The Communist Coup, the Soviet Invasion and Their Consequences

by Thomas T. Hammond

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December 22, 1983 issue

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