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Honoring Diplomats Punished for Doing their Job Well

May 2023

The Case of George Horton by Ismini and Chris Lamb The Department of State recently set a useful precedent by honoring Archer Blood, the U.S. consul general in Dhaka during Pakistan’s brutal suppression of free elections in East Pakistan (now … Read more

Books of Interest February 2023

February 2023

Leadership By Henry Kissinger
State of Disaster By Maria Cristina Garcia
Nomad Century By Gaia Vince
Republics of Myth By Hussein Banai, Malcolm Byrne, and John Tirman
The Story of Russia By Orlando Figes
Coalitions of the Weak By Victor C Shih
Backfire By Agathe Demarais
Spies, Lies and Algorithms: : The History and Future of American Intelligence By Amy Zegart

U.S. Relations With China: DACOR Conference Summary

November 2022

by Keith McCormick and Emma W. Sandifer As relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) loom ever larger for the U.S., DACOR’s annual conference in 2022 focused on “Balancing Competing Interests in U.S. Relations With China.” The Washington-based organization … Read more

November 2022 Books of Interest

November 2022

America’s Great-Power Opportunity by Ali Wyne
Cold War Radio by Mark G. Pomar
The Age of AI by Henry A Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, Daniel Huttenlocher
Danger Zone by Hal Brands and Michael Beckley
Beef, Bible and Bullets by Richard Lapper
The Great Experiment by Yascha Mounk
The Power of Crisis by Ian Bremmer

August 2022

August 2022

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Thoughts on Diplomacy from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

August 2022

Thoughts on Diplomacy from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Editor’s note: In the introduction to her book “Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir”, former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch comments on the practice and importance of diplomacy. Excerpted by permission. Diplomacy is … Read more