Addressing global problems, including climate change, requires global action. Diplomacy is key.
Stepping Up Our Climate Diplomacy by Charles Ray
Vladimir Putin’s Mistrust of the West Runs Deep by Andrew Goodman
Public Diplomacy Challenges in Reaching Russian Audiences by Mark G. Pomar
Russia’s Cultural Heritage Can Be a Bridge to the Future by Robert Cox
Reagan in China: Don’t Say Anything about the Turkeys by Beatrice Camp
A Master Class in Diplomacy by Jonathan Rickert
Pan Am 103 and the Birth of “No Double Standard” by Richard Gilbert
From Our Archives
Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion: Russia’s Influence Abroad | American Diplomacy Est 1996 (unc.edu). Reviewed by John H. Brown.
January 2014 Book Review from American Diplomacy Journal
Dismantling the West | American Diplomacy Est 1996 (unc.edu) Reviewed by John Coffey.
April 2010 Book Review from American Diplomacy Journal.
ADST Moments in Diplomatic History
President Reagan’s 1984 visit to China included a stop in Shanghai, tasking the small U.S. consulate with handling a huge number of accompanying travelers, including 300 journalists.
Communicating with a president on travel has changed over the years.
Subcontinent Adrift: Strategic Futures of South Asia by Feroz Hassan Khan, reviewed by Jon P. Dorschner
Books of Interest
The administration’s strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa “reframes the region’s importance to U.S. national security interests”.
Maintaining Momentum in Partnership and Engagement with Africa
David Bolen – Ambassador to East Germany, the first black US diplomat to serve behind the Iron Curtain in Europe. An Olympic contender in track, he also served in Liberia, Pakistan, Yugoslavia and Ghana.
James Lowenstein – Ambassador to Luxembourg, deputy assistant secretary for European affairs. Remembered for his critical reports on Vietnam while serving as staff on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.