Jonathan Power

Jonathan Power has been an international foreign affairs columnist for over 35 years and has interviewed over 60 of of the world's most famous political icons including Ignacio Lula Da Silva, Indira Gandhi, Willy Brandt, Julius Nyerere, Jimmy Carter, Olusegan Obasanjo, Dilma Rousseff, Olof Palme, Manmohan Singh ,and Zbigniew Brzezinski.

For 17 years Mr. Power wrote a weekly column on foreign affairs for the International Herald Tribune. He has also been a frequent guest columnist for the New York Times and the Washington Post.

He has written eight books on foreign affairs and, in his early days as a journalist, made films for the BBC, one of which won a Silver Medal at the Venice Film Festival. He is an associate of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research which keeps a library of his columns. Mr. Power is also listed in Who's Who.

Book Reviews by Jonathan Power

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Fiction as nonfiction. The past master of this is the great Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard. But Thomas Mallon in this fascinating novel Landfall has also written in this way.

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“Fences and walls are not necessary. Mostly they are manifestations of superficial thinking.”

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What do we have to truly fear about President Donald Trump? He pulled off the successful re-negotiation of the North America Free Trade agreement.

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At last a book that attacks the “Blob” and holes it below the water line. Whether it can sink it is another matter.

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“Suppose aliens existed, and that some had been watching our planet for its entire forty-five million centuries, what would they have seen?

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Another crime adventure from the Pulitzer prize winning Robert Butler.

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The Ensemble is a novel played to music. It’s the story of four musicians who at college decide to form a string quartet.

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At the June 2018 European summit the leaders spent most of the time discussing immigration restrictions. Yet the Syrian rush through the Mediterranean is now a trickle.

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“Obama was a light. Trump is of the night.”

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A speech of General George Patton, a famous World War II warrior, has an uncanny resemblance to the philosophy of Donald Trump. “All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.

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A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.

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This present pope—Francis—is probably the most powerful man in the world.

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"Afterward Brzezinski was asked if he had woken his wife. “No,” he said, “if she was going to die, better it was in her sleep.”"

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We are soon going to have a clash between President Donald Trump and international law.

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Looking for a good cause for 2018? Something you can do while sitting in your armchair? Something that needs to be done if we are to live in a “clean” planet?

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The nuclear weapon missile business is contradictory, full of missteps, highly dangerous and prepared in its madness (Mutually Assured Destruction, aka MAD, they used to call it in Cold War days) t