Charles Kupchan’s “How Enemies Become Friends”


I really like former Clinton administration National Security Council official and Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Charles Kupchan‘s new book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace.
Rather than taking yet another tired swipe at why war breaks out, Kupchan takes a refreshing and interesting look at where and why peace breaks out between warring parties.
During a longer book talk that I had the pleasure of hosting at the New America Foundation, Kupchan, who also is a Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University, runs through some historical cases of his peace breakouts and offers some thoughts on President Obama’s engagement efforts with nations not currently in the America’s friends camp.
The chat above is just a few minutes and will give folks a sense of the book, which I highly recommend to folks.
— Steve Clemons


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