Richard Holbrooke

Politics

In 'Our Man,' diplomat Richard Holbrooke is both an egotist and idealist

Richard Holbrooke was an influential diplomat who's ideas shaped US foreign policy in the late 20th century. Author George Packer spoke with Carol Hills about Holbrooke and his new book, "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century," which explores the complex and often contradictory ideas and lifestyle of Hoolbrooke and gives us an intimate look at the major events and people in his life.

Global Politics

Looking Back on Holbrooke's Legacy

Richard Holbrooke was the Obama administration's pointman for the civilian side of the Afghanistan war. He died suddenly in December 2010, leaving some successes that are sometimes overlooked, and they have to do with Pakistan.

Global Politics

Richard Holbrooke's life and last words

Hours after Ambassador Richard Holbrooke died, it was reported that his last words, spoken to his surgeon, were, 'You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan.' David Rohde, co-author of 'A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides,' joins us

Global Politics

True giant of American foreign policy'

Veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died. Ambassador Holbrooke was best-known for helping to broker the Dayton Peace agreement. Jeb Sharp reports on what Holbrooke was able to achieve in the first two years of the Obama Administration.

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Global Politics

True giant of American foreign policy'

Veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died. Ambassador Holbrooke was best-known for helping to broker the Dayton Peace agreement. Jeb Sharp reports on what Holbrooke was able to achieve in the first two years of the Obama Administration.

Global Politics

Reporter's path twice crossed by Holbrooke

The late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke intervened personally to help David Rohde, twice: once in 1995 when he was detained by the Bosnian Serbs, and again after he was kidnapped by Taliban in 2008. Rohde shares his thoughts with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Global Politics

Will Anyone Trust Afghan Election Results?

As Afghanistan braces for a potential runoff presidential election, The Takeaway looks at what the country can do to clean up their voting process with Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard, and Emal Pasarly, a reporter in the BBC's Pashto section.