Warrior Diplomat: Vietnam, 1965-70

January 2017

Warrior Diplomat: Vietnam, 1965-70 Chapter 3 of Global Adventures on Less-Traveled Roads: A Foreign Service Memoir by James R. Bullington The Vietnam War was a life-changing experience: It set the trajectory of my career toward service in unfamiliar, remote, sometimes … Continued

Beyond Benghazi: U.S. Public Diplomacy in Troubled Times

October 2016

  http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2013/0912/ca/pickering_beyond.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Yy8Qc_KbU Interview: Ambassador Thomas Pickering at George Washington University  12/2013 Intro: Despite a VERY rough transcript, this interview with one of the State Department’s greats is well worth the slog. Better yet, listen to the audio. Thomas Pickering … Continued

Diplomatic Amateurism and Its Consequences

September 2016

Remarks at the Ralph Bunche Library of the U.S. Department of State Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University Washington, DC, 9 October 2015 Twenty years ago, I gave a book … Continued

In Memoriam: Henry E. Mattox

May 2016

Henry E. Mattox [LINK to News & Observer]   Dr. Henry Mattox. An Appreciation As the two most recent Editors of American Diplomacy, we are called to honor the unique and lasting contributions that Henry Mattox made to our journal.  … Continued

Why Not Try Diplomacy?

February 2016

by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) Remarks to the University Continuing Education Association March 28, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana I want to speak to you this afternoon about diplomacy as an element of statecraft. By now most Americans … Continued

Diplomacy and Intercultural Communication

September 2015

by Yoav J. Tenembaum Let us go back to the year 1969. The then United States President, Richard Nixon, held a meeting with the then Japanese Prime Minister, Eisaku Sato. One of the problems besetting US-Japanese relations at that time … Continued

War and Great Power Diplomacy After Napoleon

October 2014

Review by Amb. (ret.) Tony Quainton The Congress of Vienna and its Legacy: War and Great Power Diplomacy after Napoleon by Mark Jarrett, I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-1780761169, 522 pp.,  $117.17 (Hardcover), $22.31 (Paperback), $31.02 (E-Textbook). The outbreak of … Continued

Ten Principles of Operational Diplomacy: a proposed framework

June 2014

by Paul Kreutzer Introduction The operational level of foreign policy is the essential crucible for the formulation of diplomatic approaches to international challenges. This article identifies ten principles for conducting operational level diplomacy to help practitioners frame the development and … Continued

The Mideast Peace Process Peters Out

May 2014

By Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/may-clifford-d-the-mideast-peace-process-peters-out/ Reviewed by Norvell DeAtkine There should be an entry in the medical journals for a chronic disease that seems to afflict every American administration but has … Continued

U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

March 2014

By Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow, Counsel on Foreign Relations Text: http://www.cfr.org/asia-and-pacific/us-alliances-northeast-asia/p32533 Reviewed by Francis P. Sempa, Contributing Editor In recent testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sheila Smith of the counsel on Foreign Relations highlighted the importance of … Continued

Mid-East Peace

February 2014

by Sol SchindlerBecause of Secretary Kerry’s perseverance and industry we shall soon see three international conferences underway, all attempting to pacify different corners of the Middle East. Those of us who have run laps around those corners these last few … Continued

Avoiding Armageddon

November 2013

Review by Donald Camp
Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan on the Brink and Back by Bruce Reidel, Brookings Institution Press: Washington, DC, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0815724087, 220 pp.