Two-time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Richard G. Lugar hasbeen one of the most widely respected foreign policy experts in Congress for over three decades. Inthis illuminating profile, John T. Shaw examines Lugar’s approach to lawmaking and diplomacyfor what it reveals about the workings of the Senate and changes in that institution. Drawing oninterviews with Lugar and other leading figures in foreign policy, Shaw chronicles Lugar's historicwork on nuclear proliferation, arms control, energy, and global food issues, highlighting thesenator’s ability to influence American foreign policy in consequential ways. The bookpresents Lugar’s career as an example of the role Congress can play in the shaping of foreignpolicy in an era of a strong executive branch. It demonstrates the importance of statesmanship incontemporary American political life while acknowledging the limitations of this approach togovernance.