We’ll Always Have Paris

November 2005

. by Henry E. Mattox Humphrey Bogart intoned the inimitable words in the title, of course, in the 1941 film, “Casablanca.” They capture somehow the feeling I hold for my first post, the Paris embassy of the ‘fifties. Long, long … Continued

Is Europe Dying?

June 2005

In a thoughtful, provocative essay, the author, a theologian, posits a startling thesis: Europe is undergoing a civilizational crisis, basically depopulating itself, and after more than a century of world dominance may be headed for disaster. Why, exactly, should America … Continued

To Be Or Not to Be: A United States of Europe?

June 2005

To Be or Not To Be: A United States of Europe?Recently the French electorate, followed almost immediately by the Dutch, declined to ratify a constitution for the Brussels-based supranational European Union, an initiative that was supported in both instances by … Continued

The Flood in Lisbon

December 2003

Not all dangers faced by Foreign Service families abroad derive from the actions of humans, such as terrorist acts or wars. The author recounts the course of a natural disaster at one of her posts and the effect it had … Continued

The Nature of French Diplomacy: Reflections of American Diplomats

September 2003

What about the French, their diplomacy, their diplomats, their Government’s attitudes toward the United States? American Diplomacy is pleased to publish this ground breaking study of French diplomacy based on interviews* with American diplomats going back fifty years. — Assoc. … Continued

Return to Vienna

April 2003

The author was a U.S. Foreign Service spouse until the retirement in 1984 of her husband. Now residing in Florida, she has published a number of sketches of life abroad in this journal and in Florida Today, a weekly newspaper … Continued

Let Sleeping Tsars Lie: The Curse of the Romanovs

April 1999

by Keith Moon “Yeltsin himself came to fame in the old Soviet system when, in 1974 as the regional Communist leader in Sverdlovsk (now renamed Ekaterinburg), he ordered the razing of the Ipatiev House where the last Romanov tsar and … Continued

Attitudes Toward European Security, 1990-1997

April 1999

    by Sorin Lungu INTRODUCTION Among the myriad complex issues raised by the end of the Cold War in Europe, the most confusing and frustrating by far have concerned the elaboration of an institutional security system consistent with the … Continued

Bombs for Peace: Misreading Kosovo

April 1999

Bombs for Peace? MISREADING KOSOVO A Senior Fellow at Foreign Policy Research Institute, Dr. Radu has written extensively on Balkan questions. See also his “Terrorism in Latin America: Learning from Lima” in Volume II, Number 2, 4th of July 1997,of … Continued