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Links for November 2018

November 2018

Fast Company, Science Diplomacy, The Chicago Council, NSA Archives, The Global Americans, Wilson Center

American Diplomacy has a new home

October 2018

American Diplomacy is moving to a new URL. We regret that some links and images from the archives may not be available during the transition.

Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives

September 2018

August marks the 30th anniversary of the Burmese student pro-democracy demonstrations that began on “8/8/88”. The U.S. subsequently withdrew its ambassador in protest of the military regime, beginning a hiatus in relations that lasted until 2012.

Chapter 15: Mr. W. versus Mr. Castro

September 2018

from Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle of America’s Long Struggle with Castro’s Cuba
by Ambassador Vicki Huddleston
Copyright c 2018 by Vicki Huddleston. Published by arrangement with The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-4683-1579-0

Diplomacy as Risk Management

April 2018

Remarks to the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs
by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)

Diplomacy on the Rocks

March 2018

by Ambassador (ret.) Barbara K. Bodine At Minneapolis Council on Foreign Relations Minneapolis, MN November 21, 2017 The News You Have Not Heard On my way here I heard a news report that the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman … Continued

President’s Note

December 2017

  Diplomacy has been under heavy fire this year. The U.S. president’s policies, appealing to a strongly conservative and nationalist base, have unsettled allies and confused (and perhaps encouraged) adverseries. Our own magazine began its third decade this year facing … Continued

Angola – an ambassador’s daily diary

October 2017

Angola – O dia-a-dia de um embaixador Angola – an ambassador’s daily diary by Ambassador Antonio Pinto da France Edicao de Livros e Revistas, Lisbon 2004 Translation by Ed Marks Selections From the preface I was the third Portuguese ambassador … Continued

An Atlantic Council Roadmap for State Department Reform

October 2017

by Rachel Ansley Reprinted with permission from The Atlantic Council. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/state-department-reform-report A new Atlantic Council report (www.atlanticcouncil.org/ publications/reports/ state-department-reform-report) seeks to enhance the US State Department’s effectiveness recommends, among other things, a more results-oriented budget and streamlined foreign aid. A key recommendation is … Continued