Fascism: A Warning

September 2018

Review by Gilbert Donahue
Fascism: A Warning. Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward, Harper Collins, 2018, 288 pages including index.

Diplomacy on the Rocks

March 2018

by Ambassador (ret.) Barbara K. Bodine At Minneapolis Council on Foreign Relations Minneapolis, MN November 21, 2017 The News You Have Not Heard On my way here I heard a news report that the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman … Continued

Venezuela: A Situation Report

December 2017

by Patrick Duddy Venezuela remains in crisis. Popular support for the so-called Bolivarian revolution and its socio-economic model known as twenty-first century socialism has eroded dramatically.  Polling suggests there is a near consensus among Venezuelans that conditions are bad and … Continued

Authoritarian Backlash: A Comparison of Turkey & Venezuela

October 2017

by Ambassador (ret.) Robert Pearson The Character of Democracy “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This famous opening line from Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is important also for democracies. While Turkey and … Continued

The National Security Debate and Classical Geopolitics

January 2017

ON GEOPOLITICS The National Security Debate and Classical Geopolitics by Francis P. Sempa There is an important debate among foreign policy theorists and practitioners regarding the most effective way to protect and promote U.S. national security interests in the 21st … Continued

In Defense of The “Obama Doctrine”

October 2016

In Defense of The “Obama Doctrine”: A Sober Reappraisal of the Limits of American Power by John R. Murnane In a series of interviews with Jefferey Goldberg in the April 2016 Atlantic, President Barack Obama provided a much-needed and sober … Continued

Notes for American Diplomacy on Civil-Military Relations

October 2016

by David C. Litt POLAD: A Global Warrior-Diplomat I served as the State Department’s Political Advisor (POLAD) to two US military combatant commands during a watershed moment of the post-Cold War era: 1998-2004. To make these political-military assignments even more … Continued

Helsinki and Human Rights

February 2014

by Yale Richmond The participating States… Make it their aim to facilitate freer movement and contacts, individually and collectively, whether privately or officially, among persons, institutions and organizations of the participating States, and to contribute to the solution of the … Continued

Women in Diplomacy

April 2011

An Assessment of British Female Ambassadors in OVercoming Gender Heirarchy, 1990-2010
by Talyn Rahman

The Future of International Humanitarian Action

September 2004

A conference on “Humanitarian Action, Security and the Military,” the Ninth Annual Humanitarian Conference sponsored by Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland, took place at the International Conference Center of Geneva, 22-23 April 2004. The authors of this detailed report present a … Continued