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Stephen Glain
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Stephen Glain has been a journalist for twenty years. He spent four years in Hong Kong writing for the local South China Morning Post before joining the Wall Street Journal in 1991 with stints in Tokyo, Seoul, and then Tel Aviv and Amman. His book Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants was named the best book of 2004 by online magazine The Globalist. His articles on U.S. foreign policy, East Asia, and the Arab world have appeared in The New Republic, The Atlantic, The Nation, the Financial Times, Gourmet, Smithsonian, Newsweek, The National, and elsewhere. Visit his website at

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State vs. Defense
The Battle to Define America's Empire
Written by Stephen Glain

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00

For most of the twentieth century, the sword has led before the olive branch in American foreign policy. Vividly told, State vs. Defense shows how America truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors at Defense.

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State vs. Defense
The Battle to Define America's Empire
Written by Stephen Glain

Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

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