History shows that when American leaders visit China, they tend to exaggerate their accomplishments, but also to obscure or completely hide whatever concessions they have made.
James Mann is the author of Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet, and, most recently, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan. He is author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
So Jared and Ivanka are going to China this fall in advance of the president’s visit. They’d better read up first or they’re going to be snookered.
Zbigniew Brzezinski was always forthright. But where are Rice, Shultz, Kissinger, Scowcroft, and Gates when their country needs them? And boy, do we.
The Republicans are divided on how to attack Obama’s foreign policy—and some are even supporting him. Author James Mann on the struggle within the opposition party.
In an excerpt from The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan, Suzanne Massie, a special advisor to President Reagan on Soviet policy secretly influences America’s relationship with Moscow.
James Mann, author of The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan, on the secrets behind U.S.-Soviet diplomacy during the president’s second term.