Gorbachev: Hubris and Humanism by Raymond Smith
Ukrainians to Putin’s Empire: Hell No! by Dick Virden
Fighting Corruption in the Arab World Should Be a U.S. Priority by Imad K. Harb
U.S.-China Agricultural Dialogue in Des Moines Shows Potential for Improving Relations During a Critical Period by Kenneth Quinn
U.S. Relations with China: DACOR Conference Summary by Keith McCormick and Emma Sandifer
Remembering Mikhail Gorbachev and the 1991 Coup by Renee Earle
Retail Politics in Trinidad and Tobago by Jonathan Rickert
Language and Cultural Immersion Build Effective Communication by Bruce K. Byers
From Our Archives
A New Cold War: Personal Reflections Regarding Russia’s Missed Opportunities with NATO, Ukraine and Its Western Neighbors | by Keith C. Smith. February 2019 commentary from American Diplomacy Journal
Containment, Again: A Long-Term Perspective on Recent Russian Claims | by Joe Renouard. April 2015 commentary from American Diplomacy Journal
ADST Moments in Diplomatic History
In August 1991, hardline members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union staged a coup. Interview with Ambassador Robert Strauss.
Although unsuccessful, the coup signaled an end to both Gorbachev’s supremacy and to the Soviet Union. Interview with William Green Miller.
Books of Interest
U.S. National Security Strategy
Blueprints for a More Modern Diplomatic Service
Donald Blinken was Ambassador to Hungary, financier, patron of the arts, head of the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Marilyn Priscilla Johnson was a WWII Japanese code breaker, senior officer with the U.S. Information Agency, and Ambassador to Togo.
David Hitchcock’s 35 year career with the U.S. Information Agency included public affairs assignments in Vietnam, Japan, Israel, and Washington.
Ann Delavan Harrop is celebrated for her many areas of engagement as “a quintessential Foreign Service spouse, mother, and partner”.