Monthly Archives: December 2010

Southern Sudanese expats and the referendum

Richard Holbrooke

My piece today on what Holbrooke did and didn’t accomplish as Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan:

And here’s a piece from a 2008 series on “How Wars End” about Holbrooke and the Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia.

And reminiscences from the press corps:

David Rohde Interview on PRI’s The World

Hendrik Hertzberg The Envoy

George Packer In the Company of Holbrooke

John Burns Thirsting for a Role in History

Roger Cohen The Unquiet American

Reporting on history and memory in Germany

How We Got Here #55 is a conversation with journalist and radio producer Daniel Estrin about the backstories to some features he filed for PRI’s The World from Germany in 2010. Enjoy.

Tar Sands Pipelines Update

Yesterday’s story about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline which would run from Alberta, Canada down to Texas.

Links about the Keystone XL:


Susan Casey-Lefkowitz’s NRDC blog

State Department

And here’s last year’s story about the construction of the Alberta Clipper pipeline

A Rope and a Prayer

How We Got Here #54 is a conversation with New York Times reporter David Rohde and his wife Kristen Mulvihill about their new book A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides.