Andrew S. Natsios served as Director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) during the George H.W. Bush Administration, where he oversaw the U.S. relief effort in several humanitarian emergencies. Currently, he is an executive professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.
Andrew H. Card, Jr. was named Interim CEO of the George & Barbara Bush Foundation in June 2020. He continues to serve as Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world, a position he assumed in January 2018. Card has also held numerous positions at senior levels of government under three Presidents throughout the years, including Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, where Card became the second longest tenured White House Chief of Staff. Card served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush, as well as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and served President Ronald Reagan as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs. He also served eight years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Transforming our World: Introduction
Chapter 1: Ten Foreign Policy Maxims of a Great President
James A. Baker III
Chapter 2: The Compassionate Realist: An Overview
Chapter 3: The Accidental Diplomat: Staffing Foreign Policy
Chapter 4: Remaking of the NSC Staff: Bush, Scowcroft and Institutional Reform
Jane Holl Lute
Chapter 5: The End of the Cold War and the Reunification of Germany
Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow
Chapter 6: President George H.W. Bush: A Stroke of Luck for Germany
Chapter 7: President George H.W. Bush’s China Policy
Chapter 8: “This Will Not Stand”: the Liberation of Kuwait
Chapter 9: George H.W. Bush: Politics and Realism in the Middle East
Chapter 10: Constructing the Alliance to Liberate Kuwait
Chapter 11: Saving the Kurds: Humanitarian Intervention in Northern Iraq
Dayton Maxwell and Andrew Natsios
Chapter 12: President George H.W. Bush’s Historic Contributions to Open Trade
Chapter 13: President George H.W Bush and the United Nations
Chapter 14: President George H.W Bush and the Exercise of U.S. Power for Human Rights and Humanitarian Purposes
Chapter 15: Somalia Revisited: President Bush and Operation Restore Hope
Chapter 16: “To Make Kinder the Face of the Nation and Gentler the Face of the World”: Humanitarian Leadership During the Presidency of George H.W. Bush
Chapter 17: The Morning After
In this laudatory and highly technical essay anthology, Natsios and other alumni of the George H.W. Bush administration detail their former boss’s foreign policy achievements.... Natsios and his cohorts succeed in burnishing Bush’s legacy and advocating for a gradualist, multilateral approach to foreign policy. Students of international affairs will find this collection of insider perspectives illuminating.
. . . an insiders’ account of the foreign policy “successes” and “achievements” of President George H. W. Bush.
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