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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 … Read more

The French Flag, a Symbol of Patriotism or Nationalism?

April 2017

by Alex Anyse On the night of November 13th, 2015, Parisians experienced coordinated terrorist attacks across the city. With family a block away from le Comptoir Voltaire Café, one of the restaurants hit by the terrorists, I was relieved to … Read more

Non-Military Contributions to National Security

May 2016

by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) January 13, 2009, ANSER Conference Center, Washington, DC It is a pleasure and honor to be here. I benefited greatly from the introductory remarks by Congressman Skelton and Andrew Hoehn. They have … Read more

Preserving the Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region

November 2014

By Thomas Donilon, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Text: Review by Francis P. Sempa, Contributing Editor Thomas Donilon of the Council on Foreign Relations spoke recently at the Brookings Institution about the Obama Administration’s rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. … Read more

Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion: Russia’s Influence Abroad

January 2014

Review by John H. Brown, Ph.D. Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion: Russia’s Influence Abroad by James Sherr, London: Royal Institute for International Affairs/Chatham House, 2013, ISBN 9781 86203 266 8, Paperback, 137 pp., $23.36  (Amazon) Soft power is “the ability to get … Read more

Gaddafi Had His Chance

November 2011

by Robert Earle In early May my friend Blakely said that he had been contacted by a third party representing Moammar Gaddafi’s most influential son, Saif al-Islam. Saif al-Islam wanted to convey a message to Washington through unofficial channels, and … Read more

Canada Elects

October 2008

The Alternative North America Goes to the Polls
by David. T. Jones