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Surviving Double Jeopardy

April 1999

  by James L. Huskey “I counted and identified bodies in a strange déjà vu of the Tiananmen body count. It was surrealistic as colleagues came running to tell me this colleague was alive . . . or that colleague was dead. . . . “We … Continued

Conference on Conflict in Africa

February 1999

Conference on Conflict in Africa On February 5-6, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies will hold a conference at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on conflict in Africa. Our purpose is to gather a distinguished group of scholars from … Continued

Plans unfolding for TISS Conference on Conflict in Africa

September 1998

American Diplomacy takes pleasure in making available to its readers an announcement by the Journal’s sponsoring organization, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (T.I.S.S.) ~ Ed.   An Update: Plans unfolding for TISS Conference on Conflict in Africa February 5-6, … Continued

Where does the violence come from?

July 1998

Violence is akin to an addict’s quick fix — Where does the VIOLENCE come from? by Francis Underhill In my last column (American Diplomacy, Spring 1998), I explained why I think war is now obsolete for modern, industrialized states. I … Continued

Safirka: Envoy to Somalia

April 1998

U.S. envoy Peter Bridges affords us here an unusual personal look into the experience of a professional diplomat taking up the post, for the first time, of the American ambassador. He went to a nation, in this instance, noted for … Continued

Policing a disorderly world: Burundi

April 1997

“How is the United States to avoid taking matters into its own hands and becoming the world’s policeman if multinational institutions fail to do the job?”   BURUNDI   by J. R. Bullington   L i k e  R w a … Continued

Policing a disorderly world

March 1997

We take pleasure in presenting the following commentary drawn from remarks made 11 February 1997 at a meeting of the English Speaking Union at Southern Pines, North Carolina, by a former U.S. ambassador to two Central African nations. His remarks … Continued

Japan at War: Kobe and the Exchange

March 1997

As our readers will note elsewhere in this issue of American Diplomacy, Roy M. Melbourne led an event-filled life as a U.S. Foreign Service officer from 1936 to 1971. Not least of those experiences, which he recounts in his autobiography, … Continued