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In this issue:

Transitional Governance:
A Return to the Trusteeship System?
By EDWARD MARKS

“The transition from colonial rule to political and economic independence in the nation-state model is proving to be too much for some very fragile multi-ethnic societies. Perhaps reconsideration of the potential usefulness of a revised version of the old Trusteeship System is in order.” [FULL TEXT]

 

 

Editorial comment:

On Professionalism among American Ambassadors
By HENRY MATTOX (EDITOR, American Diplomacy)

“Successful students or practitioners of professions other than diplomacy do not—with some few exceptional cases—by those accomplishments qualify themselves for appointment by the President as ambassadors abroad. They lack the practical experience career diplomats gain through many years of dealing with foreigners, living around the globe, and practicing the arcane skills of diplomacy.” [FULL TEXT]


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