Excerpt from Negotiating the New START Treaty by Rose Gottemoeller

On Anatoly Antonov, her Russian counterpart in negotiating the treaty, Rose Gottemoller reveals: We had a wary mutual respect. That mutual respect was almost upended, though, by the "tough-girl negotiator" incident. After the April meeting of the presidents, we were driving a hard pace to complete the new treaty. As we entered June and were… Continue reading Excerpt from Negotiating the New START Treaty by Rose Gottemoeller

Secretary Ray LaHood’s C-SPAN Interview about his book “Seeking Bipartisanship”

Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was on C-SPAN for an interview with Peter Slen about his book, Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics, coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman of The Dirksen Congressional Center. The following are a few snippets from the interview: On the recent article about his book in The New York… Continue reading Secretary Ray LaHood’s C-SPAN Interview about his book “Seeking Bipartisanship”

Cambria Press Publication Excerpt from Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman

Cambria Press Publication Excerpt from Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman: "Congress does not need to be —indeed should not be— a contest to see who can shout the loudest or who can throw the most accusations at the other party. We should rationally attempt to address, discuss, and solve problems on… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Excerpt from Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman

Why is Africa important to the rest of the world?

President Barack Obama recently declared that the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Reinforcing this is Toyin Falola, leading authority in African studies, who stated that "scholars and policy makers have the obligation to show Africa and the world how to succeed." This is why African studies continues to… Continue reading Why is Africa important to the rest of the world?