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Why Not Try Diplomacy?

February 2016

by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) Remarks to the University Continuing Education Association March 28, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana I want to speak to you this afternoon about diplomacy as an element of statecraft. By now most Americans … Continued

Marry an Asian Woman

February 2014

by Larry Lesser I’m thinking about a man I saw when I was a consular officer in the American Embassy New Delhi back in the ’60s. He was an American citizen; I’ll call him Abner Strong. He came in one … Continued

“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 … Continued

Consular Affairs and Diplomacy

May 2011

Review by June Kunsman
Jan Melissen and Ana Mar Fernandez, (Eds.) Consular Affairs and Diplomacy, Leyden, Netherlands: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011, ISBN 978-90-04-18876-1, 334 pp.

Women in Diplomacy

April 2011

An Assessment of British Female Ambassadors in Overcoming Gender Heirarchy, 1990-2010
by Talyn Rahman

The Nature of French Diplomacy: Reflections of American Diplomats

September 2003

What about the French, their diplomacy, their diplomats, their Government’s attitudes toward the United States? American Diplomacy is pleased to publish this ground breaking study of French diplomacy based on interviews* with American diplomats going back fifty years. — Assoc. … Continued

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

Technology and Foreign Affairs: The Case of the Typewriter

December 1997

The Editor has adapted this historical comment from his “The Typewriter: ‘One of the Greatest Benefits to Humanity’?,” originally published in the Foreign Service Journal, Feb. 1990, 40-43. Typewriter c. 1873 Technology and Foreign Affairs: The Case of the Typewriter … Continued