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Archive: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Diplomacy's Remote Chance

Diplomacy and negotiation are appropriate as long as they promise any chance of success, but our long history with such approaches show that chance with Ahmedinejad is remote.

By Slade Gorton | October 2, 2009; 4:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Challenge to Cynics

Many citizens in our day have become skeptical about the motives and actions of those in government, but the White House Fellows program distinguishes itself as a truly non-partisan effort devoted to long-term leadership development.

By Roger Porter | October 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Newest Leaders

The Obama Administration continues to invest in the White House Fellows program because it works.

By Cindy Moelis | October 2, 2009; 6:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Taming the 'Strange Monster' of Government

Visionary public servant John Gardner saw the federal government in the mid-1950s as too complex and "beyond our sympathies" and imagined the White House Fellows program to cure that.

By Jack LeCuyer | October 2, 2009; 6:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Public-Service 'Game Changer'

We need more bright, talented young people in public service, and the White House Fellows program has been making that happen for 45 years.

By D. Michael Lindsay | October 1, 2009; 4:40 PM ET | Comments (29)

The Hollow Language of Sanctions

We've had sanctions against the Castro regime for 50 years, and Castro remains in power, in part because the U.S. is alone in imposing sanctions.

By Yash Gupta | September 30, 2009; 9:49 AM ET | Comments (4)

Uprooting Bad Leaders

The problem of Ahmadinejad will not go away on its own. Bad leaders never do. They must be forced to change.

By Barbara Kellerman | September 29, 2009; 1:43 PM ET | Comments (104)

Don't Play His Game

U.S. leaders need to sit down and patiently try to lay out a broad framework for trade and cooperation with Iran.

By Joanne B. Ciulla | September 29, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (6)

High-Stakes Chess

While he's paying attention to our rook, our knight should be maneuvering into position to help us get what WE want.

By Bob Schoultz | September 29, 2009; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (48)

Obama's Khruschev

With bullies like Khruschev or Ahmedinejad, it is essential to take unambiguous, unyielding positions, or they will think we won't stand up to them.

By Michael Maccoby | September 29, 2009; 5:46 AM ET | Comments (5)

Malignant Megalomaniac

As a personality, Ahmedinejad should be completely ignored.

By Howard Gardner | September 29, 2009; 5:40 AM ET | Comments (9)

Enough Surprises!

After half-a-century of conflict, let's do our homework this time, figuring out what we want and then going about the process of influencing the right people.

By Prudence Bushnell | September 28, 2009; 5:17 PM ET | Comments (6)

Undermining the Adversary

In every case of a menacing adversary, strategy matters. That means acting with others, picking the right moment to press the case, and looking for key openings to undermine the moral, financial or political authority of your opponent

By Andy Stern | September 28, 2009; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (1)

Stabbed in the Back

One of the great weaknesses of the West (and our allies) in dealing with Ahmedinejad is our inability to execute a mutually agreed-upon, coordinated strategy.

By Marshall Goldsmith | September 28, 2009; 1:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

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