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The Editor’s Page

August 2023

Raymond F. Smith The Commentary section of this issue offers perspectives on the practice of diplomacy that range from the historical through the contemporary to considerations of future challenges. Thomas E. McNamara offers a perspective on the Monroe Doctrine that … Read more

American Diplomacy has a new home

October 2018

American Diplomacy is moving to a new URL. We regret that some links and images from the archives may not be available during the transition.

Summer 2018 issue

April 2018

The United Nations designates April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. The U.S. has used jazz in diplomacy since the 1950s, when the … Read more

President’s Note

December 2017

  Diplomacy has been under heavy fire this year. The U.S. president’s policies, appealing to a strongly conservative and nationalist base, have unsettled allies and confused (and perhaps encouraged) adverseries. Our own magazine began its third decade this year facing … Read more

Introducing Contributing Editor for Books

October 2016

Introducing Contributing Editor for Books Dear Readers, As you probably noticed, our last posting contained an announcement that our contributing editor responsible for our “Books of Interest” section (and former editor of this journal) Bill Kiehl was stepping down from … Read more


September 2016

With this issue Bill Kiehl’s valuable service to American Diplomacy formally comes to a close. Over the past seven years, Bill was my immediate predecessor as Editor and my colleague as Contributing Editor for Books over the past seven years. … Read more

Flashback: September 18 1996 Our first webpage

September 2016

Flashback: September 18 1996 Our first webpage Editor: Henry E. Mattox, PhD Publisher: Amb. T. Frank Crigler (Ret.) Chapel Hill, NC Updated as of 18 September 1996 Editorial Advisory Board & Technical Staff CONTENTS Volume I, No. 1 From the … Read more

20 Year Sampler

June 2016

The journal celebrated 20 years in publication in 2016. To note this event, we collected a sampling of items published in those two decades.   1996   1997  

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.  … Read more

New Editor Assumes Duties with Next Issue

May 2011

Csaba T. Chikes, American Diplomacy’s new editor, will assume his duties with the next issue of the journal in mid-September following our traditional summer hiatus. Csaba Chikes is a retired Senior Foreign Service officer whose U. S. Information Agency (USIA) … Read more

American Diplomacy Will Have a New Editor

January 2011

The current Editor of American Diplomacy, Dr. William P. Kiehl will step down following the June 13, 2011 issue. He will continue as a Board Member and the Book Editor of the journal for the foreseeable future, however. We are … Read more

A Note to Our Readers from the Editor

June 2010

As is our custom, we will be taking a welcome summer break from publishing American Diplomacy every two weeks.  Our last issue before the summer break is this one on June 21.  We will resume our regular schedule with the … Read more

The Peace Corps

February 2010

2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps.  To mark the occasion, American Diplomacy would like to feature articles on the Peace Corps, including both anecdotal and analytical contributions by former Peace Corp volunteers, current Peace Corps volunteers … Read more

Summer Publication Schedule

May 2008

  Our schedule for posting new material will be changed from every Tuesday to every other Tuesday for the months of June, July, and August.

Our New Section: The Spoken Word

January 2008

It will highlight with brief reviews and links some of the most interesting and important of the many speeches and presentations related to American diplomacy and foreign policy that appear on the Internet.