ADST links for February 2019

February 2019

Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives (ADST.ORG) Forty years ago, on January 1, 1979, the U.S. established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, simultaneously de-recognizing the Taiwan-based Republic of China. In ADST’s extensive country reader on … Continued

Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives

September 2018

August marks the 30th anniversary of the Burmese student pro-democracy demonstrations that began on “8/8/88”. The U.S. subsequently withdrew its ambassador in protest of the military regime, beginning a hiatus in relations that lasted until 2012.

From the National Archives

April 2018

Cold War Humor, 1953
What Goes Up Must Come Down
“We Found Ourselves Living in the Midst of a Battlefield”

From the National Archives

March 2018

Tribute to a Fallen Diplomat by David Langbart Nikita Khrushchev’s Memoirs: Fallout? by David Langbart

Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives (ADST.ORG)

March 2018

Our upcoming Eyewitness installments will focus in part on the lives and work of USAID colleagues, highlighting the challenges and contributions of United States international development.  Read their personal accounts of how they arrived at development work—often including service in the Peace … Continued

From the National Archives

December 2017

Berlin Reacts to the Assassination of John F. Kennedy by David Langbart Great Britain’s Royal Wedding of 1947 by David Langbart

Uncle Sam, Matchmaker

December 2017

by Ben East I pictured myself in a Peace Corps-issue hammock on an island somewhere, or crossing high glaciers in the glaring Himalayan sun. Then the recruiter called and offered Malawi. Pointless to remind her what I’d written where the … Continued