The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, The Cold War, and the World on the Brink
SpeakerWilliam Inboden, Executive Director and William Powers, Jr. Chair at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin
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John Ciorciari, Professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, in conversation with William Inboden, the Clements Center Executive Director and William Powers, Jr. Chair, about his book The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, The Cold War, and the World on the Brink. The book was released in mid-November 2022 by Dutton, a Penguin Random House imprint. The Peacemaker explores how Ronald Reagan and his national security team developed a multifaceted and successful Cold War strategy to win a peaceful victory over Soviet communism. Based on extensive archival research using many newly declassified sources, The Peacemaker is the first book of its kind to offer a comprehensive overview of the Reagan administration’s foreign policy, including important topics such as its policies in Asia, the Middle East, counterterrorism, and international economics.
From the speaker's bio
William Inboden is executive director and William Powers, Jr. Chair at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin. He also serves as associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, distinguished scholar at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and editor-in-chief of the Texas National Security Review. Previously he served as senior director for strategic planning on the NSC at the White House. Inboden also worked at the Department of State as a member of the policy planning staff and a special advisor in the Office of International Religious Freedom, and as a Congressional staff member in both the US House and Senate. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and member of the CIA Historical Advisory Panel and State Department Historical Advisory Council. Inboden's recent book, The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan in the White House and the World, published November, 2022 is an in-depth account of how Reagan's foreign policy won the Cold War and laid the foundations for the 21st century.