Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has published a new book titled The World: A Brief Introduction. An experienced diplomat and policymaker, he served as the senior Middle East adviser to President George H.W. Bush, as director of the Policy Planning Staff under Secretary of State Colin Powell, and as the US envoy to both the Cyprus and Northern Ireland peace talks.
In the book, Haass addresses the “new normal of the 21st century,” and discusses the world’s “essential history.” He explores the challenges globalization faces today as well as the most influential countries, events, and ideas. As described in the overview, the book is “designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world… While it is impossible to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will originate, those who read The World will have what they need to understand its basics and the principal choices for how to respond.”
Richard Haass is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.
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