James Gibney is a features editor at The Atlantic. He was a political officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, where he wrote speeches for Warren Christopher, Anthony Lake, and Bill Clinton.
Words can sometimes fail you. So here's a guide to insults through body language. More »
A speechwriter remembers life with the Secretary of State.The first time I met Warren Christopher was one of the only times I ever heard him make a wisecrack. We were at the first Summit of the Americas in Miami, sipping piña coladas on the veranda as our Tommy Bahama shirts flapped in the warm breeze.... Scratch that: It was a poorly lit hotel suite with nervous men and women in nondescript suits milling about, waiting for a meeting to begin. I was one of… More »
Japan's cities have been devastated time and again, but the nation's people have always rebuilt stronger More »
More cables that the State Department really, really doesn't want you to see More »
The Atlantic national correspondent also talks about Barack Obama's recent trip and why he'd love to live in Zanzibar More »
The novelist discusses his latest book, 'The Imperfectionists' More »
Robert D. Kaplan talks to James Gibney about Kissinger, Iran, North Korea, and the right way to think about the prospect of a limited nuclear exchange More »
North Korea plans to launch a missile test this week. Here's why we shouldn't just shoot the sucker down.
Despite a week of disappointments, Central and Eastern Europe might not be in such bad shape after all.
No one has ever said that former American International Group chief executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg lacked nerve. Consider his latest maneuver: a lawsuit against AIG for misrepresenting the value of shares that he purchased as part of his deferred compensation plan. Greenberg told CNBC that he lost $2 billion as a result. He has also argued that AIG's implosion would never have happened under his watch, and that internal controls were weakened after his… More »
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