Diplomatic Readiness . . .

December 2000

I THOUGHT I HEARD the following story recounted very privately, a tale told late on a dark and stormy night in a cabin deep in the Maryland woods, on an outing during which the beer flowed like wine and truth … Continued

One Example of Natural Allies

August 2000

Immediately below the reader will find remarks your editor put together shortly after returning from a recent trip to France, a trip which had a profound impact on the writer. Read on to share the impressions gained at that time. … Continued

Two if by sea

April 2000

Two if by Sea By Henry Mattox There were, however, glimmerings of something more than a time-serving careerist. As early as 1879 Mahan published an article in the Naval Institute Proceedings and in 1883, while assigned to the Brooklyn Navy … Continued

The Best and the Rest

February 2000

Lists have abounded in recent weeks. It has been the season for centennial lineups of the greatest, most noteworthy, most remarkable names or accomplishments or events in this and that category. Covered has been everything from artists to books to … Continued

The Best and the Rest

February 2000

by Henry Mattox   Lists have abounded in recent weeks. It has been the season for centennial lineups of the greatest, most noteworthy, most remarkable names or accomplishments or events in this and that category. Covered has been everything from … Continued

If This be Victory. . .

June 1999

  PEACE HAS BROKEN OUT in Yugoslavia. Did someone call it a “victory” for our side? That clearly is not exactly the right word. Far too much havoc was wrought on the Kosovars during the weeks of bombing intended to … Continued

Us Against Them on Terrorism

September 1998

Curt Jones is a member of this journal ’s editorial advisory board. He spent thirty-years as a career diplomat, most of it stationed in the Middle East or concerned with Middle Eastern affairs in Washington. His article “Trying to Stop … Continued

Dr. Strangelove, I Presume?

April 1998

by Henry Mattox   Well, yes, of course, come to think of it, I knew that, given that (of course) I keep up with these vital developments that bear on national defense, this nation’s posture in the post-Cold War World, … Continued

Technology and Foreign Affairs: The Case of the Typewriter

December 1997

The Editor has adapted this historical comment from his “The Typewriter: ‘One of the Greatest Benefits to Humanity’?,” originally published in the Foreign Service Journal, Feb. 1990, 40-43. Typewriter c. 1873 Technology and Foreign Affairs: The Case of the Typewriter … Continued

Contributor biographical sketches

May 1997

Editorial Corner We believe it possibly useful and interesting for our readers to know something about the backgrounds of the members of American Diplomacy’s editorial review board and staff. Holding that thought, for what it may be worth, we have … Continued