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In Memoriam Arthur Bardos

In Memoriam Mark Palmer

In Memoriam Reginald Bartholomew

The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) has just completed uploading its entire collection of 1800 oral histories onto its website. The oral history collection is still available on the Library of Congress website; however, the ADST interviews have tables of contents and are in an easy-to-read PDF format. In addition, the oral history page has Google Custom Search, which makes it much easier to look through the entire collection. See for yourself at: http://adst.org/oral-history/oral-history-interviews/

Diplomacy's Public Dimension: Books, Articles, Websites by Bruce Gregory

The Second Annual Walter Roberts Lecture: Public Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in 2013: The View from State

Special gift for teachers of public diplomacy and related courses by Bruce Gregory

"The Barrios of Manta" on Facebook

AFSA Statement on the Tragic Deaths of American Diplomatic Personnel in Libya

American Academy of Diplomacy Mourns Loss of Colleagues

DACOR Statement on Death of Amb. Stevens

United Nations issues sixty-second volume of 'Yearbook of the United Nations'

PDF LINK: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on IRAQ

"Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work"

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Book Reviews
William P. Kiehl, Contributing Editor


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Foreign Policy Begins at Home Two Reviews by Sol Schindler and John Coffey

Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice Review by Thomas B. Robertson

The Contemporary Middle East Review by Curt Jones

The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War and the Ends of the Earth Review by Jon P. Dorschner

Small Wars, Far Away Places Review by David Beechey

Civil War in America, Unification in Italy, and a Developing Relationship


Commentary and Analysis

Civil War in America, Unification in Italy, and a Developing Relationship by Peter Bridges

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation: Honoring the American Military in Belgium by Brenda Brown Schoonover

Is America Losing Its Voice? by David Hyatt

From the bipolar world to the challenged triumvirate: a new vision of global geopolitics by Laurent Chalard

Venezuela After Chávez by Patrick L Duddy

Mirabile Dictu: A Professional Diplomat gets Rome by James Creagan

Guide for the Aspiring Imperialist by Curt Jones

The Unipolar Trap by Ofer Israeli

bookFrom the Archives: The State Department in World War I by David A. Langbart

Cultural Exchange and the Cold War: How the West Won by Yale Richmond

The Future of United States Public Diplomacy in Brazil by Blair Rapalyea

Afghanistan: Prospects post U.S. Withdrawal by Godfrey Garner

The Role Of Diplomats In The 21st Century
Discussion with Ambassadors Marc Grossman and Jim Jeffrey and Foreign Policy editor Josh Rogin, a senior staff writer with "Foreign Policy Magazine" (This is a transcript of the 02-11-13 NPR Kojo Nnamdi Show)

bookWriters Who Were Diplomats: James Russell Lowell US Minister to Spain by William Sommers

Teaching Kafka in China by Paul Levine


The Emancipation Proclamation and U.S. Foreign Policy by Christopher Tealbook

The Victors and Vanquished 2012 by Michael Hornblow

Americanizing the Spice Isle's Schools: Educational Development in Post-Invasion Grenada by Robert G. Zakula

"They Aren't Friendly, Mr. Vice President":
bookThe Eisenhower Administration's Response to Communist-Inspired Attacks during Vice President Nixon's 1958 Tour of Latin America
by Jeff Cox

The High Cost of Our Countersinsurgency Policy in Afghanistan by Godfrey L. Garner

The Reception and Impact of Western and Polish Emigre Books and Periodicals in Communist-Ruled Poland Between July 1, 1956 and June 30, 1973 by Alfred A. Reisch

Venezuelan Irony: A Tainted Election with the World’s Best Vote- Counting System by Theodore Wilkinson

Just Over The Horizon in An Election Year: The Top Five Foreign Policy Challenges by Michael Cotter

Partners in Capital Crime by Alan Berlind

The American Trajectory: From Republic to Empire by Curt Jones

Military Security, Energy Resources, and the Emergence of the Northwest Passage: Canada’s Arctic Dilemma by Steve Dobransky

IrvingAmerican Writers Who Were Diplomats: Washington Irving, Sunnyside to Spain by William Sommers

Diplospeak by William A. Rugh

Turkey's New Foreign Policy in the New World by Roman Muzalevsky

The Egyptian NGO Case: Politics and Diplomacy by William A. Rugh

Transition to Democracy in the Middle East by Haviland Smith

The Day Austria Disappeared from the Map by Walter R. Roberts


Opinions expressed are those of the individual authors, and do not represent the position of American Diplomacy which maintains its founding principles of balance and non-partisanship.

What should we learn from the bombing in Boston? by Sam Holliday

Editor's Note: Columnist George Will's comments on same topic: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-korematsu-and-the-dangers-of-waiving-constitutional-rights/2013/04/24/75586ca6-ac3e-11e2-b6fd-ba6f5f26d70e_story.html

Presidents are breaking the U.S. Foreign Service

Ego Gratification by Sol Schindler

Anti-Americanism: Who's to Blame by Curt Jones

High Time to End Our Diplomatic Spoils System by Peter Bridges

Unfinished Morass by Sol Schindler

Not (Y)our Father's Russia by David T. Jones

A Call to Action on Public Diplomacy by Morris E. Jacobs

Syria and Our Foreign Policy by Sol Schindler

The Iraqi War: Swimming Against the Tide of Opinion by Samah al-Momen

A Regional Solution to the Syrian Uprising by Varun Vira

How the Egyptian Revolution Emphasized the Sovereignty of the People by Abeer Bassiouny Arafa Ali Radwan

Obama, Netanyahu And the Middle East by James L. Abrahamson

Does History Take Sides? The Problem of Evoking the Past to Justify Policy by Michael W. Santos

The Perils in U. S. Mediation of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: What History Has Taught Us by Yoav J. Tenembaum

Don’t Leave Counter-Terrorism to the Military by Haviland Smith

A Role Reversal from a Military-First Approach by Joseph Lyons

The Lost Libertarian Moment by Howard Cincotta

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My Picks: A Top 10 List
By Csaba T. Chikes
A Sampler from our archives

More detail about these recommendations here.

Jimmy Carter and the 1979 Decision to Admit the Shah into the United States By William J. Daugherty (March 16, 2003)

My Dependent Wife
by Lucien Heichler (December 17, 2003)

On Professionalism Among American Ambassadors
By Henry Mattox (2, 1999)

By Bart Moon (October12, 2009)

America Town: Building the Outposts of Empire Reviewed by Gerald J. Loftus (January 15, 2008)

The Futile Search for Root Causes of Terrorism By Michael Radu (August 16, 2002)

Smith-Mundt: Censorship American Style?
By Gregory L. Garland (March 3, 2009)

Remembering Saisith
By William Sommers (September 14, 2009

The Victors and the Vanquished 2003
By Michael Hornblow (January 12, 2004)

A Venture in Scholarship
Editor’s Introduction by Henry Mattox (1999)

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