by Walter Roberts
Category: News and Announcements
American diplomacy is facing a crisis. The professional career service that is intended to be the backbone of that diplomacy no longer claims a lead role at the State Department or in the formulation or implementation of foreign policy. The U.S. Foreign Service is being marginalized — just as military efforts to resolve major diplomatic challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed, and as diplomacy has become both more complex and more important to our national security and prosperity.
March 26, 2013 Intended for teachers of public diplomacy and related courses, here is an update on resources that may be of general interest. Suggestions for future updates are welcome. Each of the of the entries in my lists … Read more
Mark Palmer, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 1986-1990 during that country’s transition from Communism to democracy, died in Washington DC on January 28, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer. He was 71 years old.
by Bruce Gregory
Subject: United Nations issues sixty-second volume of ‘Yearbook of the United Nations’ Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:31:34 -0400 United Nations MEDIA ADVISORY 5 September 2012 UNITED NATIONS ISSUES SIXTY-SECOND VOLUME OF “YEARBOOK OF THE UNITED NATIONS” The United Nations … Read more
AFSA Statement on the Tragic Deaths of American Diplomatic Personnel in Libya We are deeply saddened and mourn the tragic loss of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Specialist Sean Smith, and their colleagues in the outrageous and cowardly … Read more
From our Founding Editor on the occasion of our 15th anniversary
by Henry Mattox
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
We are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, the third edition of the American Foreign Service Association’s popular introduction to the Foreign Service. This all-new volume rolled off the … Read more
This spring the Foreign Policy Association is partnering up with the American Foreign Service Association and expanding its popular Foreign Policy Association University (FPA U) to the Washington, D.C. area.
American Diplomacy wishes to bring to your attention an extraordinary research resource easily accessible on line through the Library of Congress at: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/diplomacy/
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
Deadline March 1, 2011
The United States Meets Europe -A Forum for Young Leaders
African Journal of Political Science and International Relations (AJPSIR) is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. AJPSIR publishes rigorous theoretical reasoning and advanced empirical research in all areas of the subjects. The journal welcomes articles or proposals from all perspectives and on … Read more
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
by Michael Cotter