"A handy guide to the characteristic dilemmas of the post-Cold War era." Philip Zelikow, Foreign Affairs, 12/5/2000
"Haass and O'Sullivan have edited an important and timely volume on an underanalyzed and underused policy tool--engagement.... Given all the studies of the use of sanctions and the volumes on US use of force in the Balkans and Somalia, this book, in particular its section on lessons learned, fills an important vacuum in the policy and academic literature.... Highly recommended at all levels." W.W. Newmann, Virginia Commonwealth University, Choice, 4/18/2001
About the Author
Richard N. Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Until June 2003 he was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell on a broad range of foreign policy concerns. Previously, Haass was vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He was also special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council, 1989-93. He is the author or editor of ten books in American foreign policy, including The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course. Meghan L. O'Sullivan is a former fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution. She is currently a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. State Department.