In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Bobby Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sit down with Peter Baker and Susan Glasser to discuss their new book, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Time of James A. Baker III. James Baker was the secretary of state for George H.W. Bush at the end of the Cold War and the man who helped orchestrate the remarkably broad coalition that prosecuted the first Gulf War. While those are substantial diplomatic achievements, Glasser and Baker point out that James Baker’s accomplishments were much broader than that and included substantial involvement with political campaigns including running the re-election campaign of Gerald Ford and others.
Professor Inboden was quoted in New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker's news analysis titled "As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama's Way."
Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, was recently in Austin to promote his new book Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House and to attend the Clements Center's annual conference "Diplomacy, Alliances and War: Anglo-American Perspectives on History and Strategy in the September 11th Era."
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