Chrystia Freeland

The lessons of Richard Holbrooke

By Chrystia Freeland
December 17, 2010

No man is a hero to his valet. That caution seems more true today than ever. Indeed, in the age of WikiLeaks, the stubborn indelibility of e-mail, and a democratized, 24/7 cybermedia that are avid to feed what turns out to be our insatiable appetite for details of the private behavior of public figures, you could take that proverb further and say all of us now know what the valet did, and that’s why there aren’t any heroes any more.

Richard Holbrooke: don’t repeat the mistake

By Chrystia Freeland
August 11, 2010

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Fred Kempe, president & CEO of Atlantic Council, emphasize that securing Afghanistan is impossible without the help of Pakistan.