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CFE: Will It Remain a Cornerstone of European Security?

September 2007

by Janet Andres On July 14, President Putin announced his decision to suspend Russian participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). Concluded in the waning days of the Cold War, CFE has been both surprisingly successful … Continued

We’ll Always Have Paris

November 2005

. by Henry E. Mattox Humphrey Bogart intoned the inimitable words in the title, of course, in the 1941 film, “Casablanca.” They capture somehow the feeling I hold for my first post, the Paris embassy of the ‘fifties. Long, long … Continued

Is Europe Dying?

June 2005

In a thoughtful, provocative essay, the author, a theologian, posits a startling thesis: Europe is undergoing a civilizational crisis, basically depopulating itself, and after more than a century of world dominance may be headed for disaster. Why, exactly, should America … Continued

To Be Or Not to Be: A United States of Europe?

June 2005

To Be or Not To Be: A United States of Europe?Recently the French electorate, followed almost immediately by the Dutch, declined to ratify a constitution for the Brussels-based supranational European Union, an initiative that was supported in both instances by … Continued

The Flood in Lisbon

December 2003

Not all dangers faced by Foreign Service families abroad derive from the actions of humans, such as terrorist acts or wars. The author recounts the course of a natural disaster at one of her posts and the effect it had … Continued

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

Return to Vienna

April 2003

The author was a U.S. Foreign Service spouse until the retirement in 1984 of her husband. Now residing in Florida, she has published a number of sketches of life abroad in this journal and in Florida Today, a weekly newspaper … Continued