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The Great African War

November 2010

Review by Robert E. Gribbin
Filip Reyntjens The Great African War – Congo and Regional Geopolitics, 1996-2006, Cambridge University Press, 2009, ISBN-13:978-0521111287, 340 pp.

My Life as a Russian Diplomat in Africa

October 2010

by Vladimir Kokorev This journal has published many Foreign Service Life contributions by American diplomats and we are pleased to be able to present the reminiscences of a Soviet diplomat who served his country for many years mainly in Africa. –Ed. … Continued

A “Community” Divided

September 2010

Cuban-American Attempts to Influence Jimmy Carter’s Cuba Policy, January 1977-May 1978 by Catherine Loiacano A graduate student historian looks at Cuban-Americans and how they influenced foreign policy vis-à-vis their homeland during the Carter Administration.  Even today, U. S. policy toward … Continued

Humanitarian versus National Interests

June 2010

A Statistical Reflection on Official Development Assistance and Whether It is Directed Towards Its Goals and Ideals by Steve Dobransky American Diplomacy rarely publishes statistical analysis. But because this paper analyzes the debate over foreign aid’s purposes and motivations, we … Continued

John F. Kennedy, World Leader

May 2010

Review by John M. Handley, Ph.D.
John F. Kennedy, World Leader by Stephen G. Rabe, Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2010, ISBN 978-1-59797-148-5. 246 pp.

Secret Mission

March 2010

by Larry Lesser In a departure from our usual practice, the following story is wholly a work of fiction but based on a real Foreign Service situation known to the author. We include it not only because it is an … Continued

John Hope Franklin and American Foreign Policy

September 2009

by Gregory L. Garland An active duty Foreign Service Officer points to the important influence played by the late Professor John Hope Franklin with respect to American Foreign Policy, an influence that was as subtle as it was profound.–Ed. Since … Continued

Diplomatic DX

July 2009

A Foreign Service Officer’s Ham Radio Memoir
by J.R. Bullington