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    Vice President Biden's Role

    James Traub talked about his November 29, 2009, New York Times Magazine cover story, “After Cheney: Joe Biden Could Be the Second Most Powerful Vice President in History.” The story examines the vice…

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    The Best Intentions

    James Traub talked about his book The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He discussed Kofi Annan’s successes…

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    The Devil's Playground: Times Square

    Mr. Traub talked about his book The Devil’s Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square, published by Random House. The book chronicled the history of the New York City landmark…

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    U.S. Peacekeeping Missions

    Mr. Traub talked via video link from New York City about the results of U.S. involvement in various peacekeeping missions, and how lessons learned may apply to activities in Afghanistan and Iraq.…