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The Brujas of Saipan

June 2002

by Bobbie Bergesen Again we have the pleasure of offering up a vignette recounting the experience of the author, a sketch taken from her years as the spouse of a Foreign Service officer. You may click here for other of … Continued

The Armed ‘Ugly American’ of the Orient

June 2001

Review by Carl R. Fritz
Born a Foreigner: A Memoir of the American Presence in Asia.
By Charles T. Cross. (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999. Pp. 281.)


April 2000

By Theodore Friend   Further to the attention paid in this issue of American Diplomacy to Indonesian affairs, there follows the text of the author’s testimony before the House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, February … Continued

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 … Continued

Dullesian Ad Hoc Raison d’état Rehabilitated

February 2000

By Nick Sarantakes  John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy By Richard H. Immerman (Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 1999. Pp. xxvi, 221.)   In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Richard Immerman was part of a … Continued

Is China Unstable?

September 1999

By Minxin Pei The author is a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace. In assessing the likelihood of instability in China, he focuses for short-term purposes more on economic than political factors.His conclusions point up the need … Continued

In Memoriam: Francis Trelease Underhill, Jr.

September 1999

It may be that any man’s death diminishes each of us, as John Donne held in the seventeenth century. Certainly the recent passing after a brief illness of Frank Underhill lessens all who knew him or knew of him. We at American Diplomacy feel a special sense of this loss.

Globalism vs.Economic Nationalism: The Southeast Asian Case

June 1999

GLOBALISM vs.ECONOMIC NATIONALISM THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN CASE By Ronald D. Palmer Ambassador Ronald D. Palmer contributes the following political and economic assessment of Southeast Asia, which may be read usefully in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s special report, also … Continued