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Condoleezza Rice

The former Secretary of State on predicting chaos, dealing with Russia and how to fix Foggy Bottom

In your new book with Amy Zegart, Political Risk, you liken leaders’ ability to manage political risk to athletes doing strength conditioning. How does one condition a team for the Donald Trump era? In any era, you learn to expect the unexpected. Obviously, now there’s more volatility. But that volatility and that issue of preparing for the unexpected has been there

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