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Humanitarian versus National Interests

June 2010

A Statistical Reflection on Official Development Assistance and Whether It is Directed Towards Its Goals and Ideals by Steve Dobransky American Diplomacy rarely publishes statistical analysis. But because this paper analyzes the debate over foreign aid’s purposes and motivations, we … Continued

The Peace Corps

February 2010

2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps.  To mark the occasion, American Diplomacy would like to feature articles on the Peace Corps, including both anecdotal and analytical contributions by former Peace Corp volunteers, current Peace Corps volunteers … Continued

The Blessings of Globalization –“Done Right”

April 2004

The Blessings of Globalization–“Done Right” Review by Carl Fritz Globalization and Its Discontents. By Joseph E. Stiglitz. (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2001. Pp. xxii, 288. $15.95 paper.) Stiglitz believes globalization is good if done right; removal of free … Continued

Summoning the Better Angels of Our Nature

April 2002

by Ronald D. Palmer The following remarks have been adapted from a sermon delivered by the author at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Louisville, KY, on February 24, 2002. Here he focuses attention on another aspect of the war on terrorism, … Continued

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

Integración latinoamericana: Éxitos y Retrocesos

June 1999

por Elvio Baldinelli “As long as the U.S. aspires to be a European power and extends a security guarantee to key European countries. . . it will be inevitably concerned about major political and economic developments in Eastern Europe.” Ronald … Continued

Southeast Asia in 1996

December 1996

by Ronald D. F. Palmer I. History of Recent TimesTHIS IS WRITTEN IN 1996, one year after the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II was widely celebrated in the United States and Europe. The Asians marked the … Continued