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America and the World at the Dawn of a New Century

February 2000

By Walter A. McDougall American Diplomacy takes pleasure in offering to its readership the text of Professor McDougall’s thoughtful keynote address at the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s annual meeting held in Philadelphia in November 1999. Several people, including our host … Read more

From Post Cold War to Post Westphalia

February 2000

By Edward D. Marks In 1684 the Treaty of Westphalia brought to a close eighty years of religious wars in Europe with new rules of international law establishing the modern state system. The foundation of this system is the sovereign … Read more

The Forgotten “Plumed Knight”

February 2000

By Gene Schmiel James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire By Edward P. Crapol (Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 2000. Pp. xx, 157. $50 cloth; $17.95 paper.) When the most respected biography of James G. Blaine was written in 1935, the author … Read more

Revising the U.N. Trusteeship System — Will It Work?

September 1999

Somalia as a case study for a ‘commerce-based’ alternative Revising the U.N. Trusteeship System — Will It Work? By Harry A. Inman and Walter Gary Sharp, Sr. The authors, both attorneys with international experience, bring to bear on their analysis … Read more

Religion in Diplomatic History

June 1999

The author is Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. This essay, adapted from a special issue of Orbis (Spring 1998) on the topic “Faith and Statecraft,” appeared in the Foreign Policy Research Institute WIRE of March … Read more

Overland by Jeep to Kabul (… long years ago)

April 1999

  (. . . long years ago) by Carl R. Fritz VENTS LAST YEAR IN Afghanistan, particularly the dropping of U.S. bombs on suspected terrorist camps, have moved me to recall a visit I made to that country back in … Read more

Review of We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History

April 1999

We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History By John Lewis Gaddis (Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1997. 425 pages. $14.99 paper.) American Diplomacy published an essay by Professor John Lewis Gaddis titled “The New Cold War History” in its Autumn 1998 issue … Read more

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 … Read more

Conducting Diplomacy in the Age of Terrorism

September 1998

Author Kenneth Stammerman, shown above with US troops at Dhahran,Saudi Arabia, retired in 1994 as a senior U.S. Foreign Service officer after a career spanning twenty-seven years, much of that time dealing with the Middle East. He took up his … Read more