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Presidents are breaking the U.S. Foreign Service

April 2013

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 2013

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.

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

“Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work”

May 2011

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

Foreign Policy Association University

March 2011

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.

An Extraordinary Resource at Your Finger Tips

February 2011

American Diplomacy wishes to bring to your attention an extraordinary research resource easily accessible on line through the Library of Congress at:

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

AJPSIR Call for Papers

September 2010

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

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