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On Lester “Mike” Pearson of Canada

April 2000

The author served in the American embassy in Ottawa and as Canadian desk officer in the Department of State, 1947-1951. Ambassador Dale retired after thirty years in the Foreign Service in 1975.– Ed.   AT AN INFORMAL RECEPTION given by … Continued

The Conduct of American Diplomacy

April 2000

  ETWEEN 1945, WHEN WORLD WAR II ENDED, and 1991, when the Soviet Union disintegrated, we lived in a bipolar world. Since 1991, the United States has been the only superpower. Remarkable opportunities open to a nation with global reach, … Continued

America and the World at the Dawn of a New Century

February 2000

By Walter A. McDougall American Diplomacy takes pleasure in offering to its readership the text of Professor McDougall’s thoughtful keynote address at the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s annual meeting held in Philadelphia in November 1999. Several people, including our host … Continued

From Post Cold War to Post Westphalia

February 2000

By Edward D. Marks In 1684 the Treaty of Westphalia brought to a close eighty years of religious wars in Europe with new rules of international law establishing the modern state system. The foundation of this system is the sovereign … Continued

The Forgotten “Plumed Knight”

February 2000

By Gene Schmiel James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire By Edward P. Crapol (Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 2000. Pp. xx, 157. $50 cloth; $17.95 paper.) When the most respected biography of James G. Blaine was written in 1935, the author … Continued

Revising the U.N. Trusteeship System — Will It Work?

September 1999

Somalia as a case study for a ‘commerce-based’ alternative Revising the U.N. Trusteeship System — Will It Work? By Harry A. Inman and Walter Gary Sharp, Sr. The authors, both attorneys with international experience, bring to bear on their analysis … Continued

Religion in Diplomatic History

June 1999

The author is Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. This essay, adapted from a special issue of Orbis (Spring 1998) on the topic “Faith and Statecraft,” appeared in the Foreign Policy Research Institute WIRE of March … Continued

Overland by Jeep to Kabul (… long years ago)

April 1999

  (. . . long years ago) by Carl R. Fritz VENTS LAST YEAR IN Afghanistan, particularly the dropping of U.S. bombs on suspected terrorist camps, have moved me to recall a visit I made to that country back in … Continued

Review of We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History

April 1999

We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History By John Lewis Gaddis (Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1997. 425 pages. $14.99 paper.) American Diplomacy published an essay by Professor John Lewis Gaddis titled “The New Cold War History” in its Autumn 1998 issue … Continued

Surviving Double Jeopardy

April 1999

  by James L. Huskey “I counted and identified bodies in a strange déjà vu of the Tiananmen body count. It was surrealistic as colleagues came running to tell me this colleague was alive . . . or that colleague was dead. . . . “We … Continued