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International Relations 101 (#1): Introduction
Make Your Own List. Should America have intervened in Libya? Done more? Done less? Done it differently? The editor of Foreign Affairs, Gideon Rose , explains the tension that lies at the heart of every American foreign policy decision. Gideon Rose is editor of Foreign Affairs magazine.
Smart, competent, and capable people are rare and in high demand. Every organization, from commercial enterprises, healthcare, non-profit, sports, and education, to the military is in an outright battle to recruit and retain these bright and talented people. Rather than bullets and bombs, the war for talent is won through high-impact prospecting activity, time discipline, intellectual agility, emotional intelligence, and human to human relationships. On this highly competitive, ever changing, asymmetrical battlefield, to win, you must operate at a level of excellence beyond anything asked of military recruiters before. Yet, in this new paradigm, many recruiters are struggling, and most recruiting units are staring down the barrel at 50 percent or more of their recruiters consistently missing Mission. It is imperative that we arm military recruiters with the skills they need to win in this challenging environment. Fanatical Military Recruiting begins where the Recruiting and Retention colleges of the various branches of the military leave off.
As the holiday season comes to an end, we thought it a good time to take stock of some of the tomes we think it would have been good to have had on your beach reading list. If the season has slipped away without the chance to catch up, we recommend putting these on top of your bedside table pile for The last 12 months have provided rich pickings when it comes to international affairs reading from both Australian authors and international writers. Most of the books listed below have already been reviewed in Australian Outlook, but please keep an eye out for reviews of the others in coming months. In no particular order, and with full acknowledgement that no such list will ever be complete, here are 10 of our top picks from the the last year, grist to the mill for the modern international affairs enthusiast:.