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We are pleased to advise that Belgrade's leading newspaper "Politika" featured Dr. Walter Robert's article on Marshal Tito (from our February '14 issue) on their February 25 front page and are still running Dr. Roberts article on their website (image) as we post our current issue.

“Diplomacy is seduction in another guise, Mr. Adams. One improves with practice."
Ben Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, Father of American Diplomacy

New Senior Diplomats Call for Rejection of Ambasssadorial Nominees: "Minimal Demonstrated Qualifications for Their Posts"

LINK March 5th 2014 AFSA Governing Board Resolution

New IAR Obama's Inept Ambassadors Review by Brenda Brown Schoonover

Political Appointments to Ambassadorships
by Ambassador (ret.) Ed Marks

In Memoriam William Dale

LINK Foreign Service-related blogs at afsa.org/foreign_service_blogs.aspx.

A Diplomat's Handbook

Vienna 1986 BBC historical documentary research request for former diplomatic or embassy staff

AFSA's Memorial Marker

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

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New No Exit from Pakistan
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New Shooting for a Century Review by Jon P. Dorschner

New Religion and Public Diplomacy Review by Peter Kovach

New Dancing with the Devil Review by Sol Schindler

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New Europe and Ukraine Review by David T. Jones

New Al Qaeda's Grand Strategy Review by David T. Jones

New U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia Review by Francis P. Sempa


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Gasland, Russia and Hysteria Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing by Keith C. Smith

Mid-East Peace by Sol Schindler

The Anachronism of Empire by Curt Jones

Robert Gates Memoir and its Impact on America's Policy in Afghanistan by Godfrey Garner

Paranoia: American Foreign Policy Since 1948 and How to Overcome It by Benjamin L. Landis

The Case for the Palestinians and a Way Forward by Ruth Ben-Or


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