Martin had gone to Uganda a couple of weeks earlier on what Melanie understood to be a routine sales trip. Then the calls stopped. ...
At that time the mad and thuggish dictator Idi Amin ruled Uganda.
Foreign Service Life
New Bamako Space Show by Bob Baker
Charles W. Yost: The Emergence of a Diplomat by Felicity YostVienna Snow by Bob Baker
Public Diplomacy with high powered take-off by George Kennedy
Scenes from a revolution: Romania after the fall by Dick Virden
Diplomats Who Are Authors
New Chapter Sixteen Cacao cum Cocoa by Mark Wentling
Nobody knew it, but Chief Letivi was struggling to stay poised and focused on the subject at hand. His mother’s dire situation and his discovery of the gold stool under the old baobab tree were weighing heavily on him. Letivi fought to clear his mind of these two serious concerns as he stood to welcome formally the two white men and commence the meeting with them.
The American Mission by Matthew Palmer
Alex looked at the pile of application packages still in front of him. There were at least twenty left.
Flame by Barry Fulton
He had decided to wait for a sharp curve, and then lean far to the right to throw the bike off balance. He would risk a concussion or worse, but better to die on his terms than face torture...
Authors Who Were Diplomats
Commentary and Analysis
NEW From the National Archives: The Department of State on the Eve of World War II by David A. Langbart
LINKS Our frequent contributor, David A. Langbart, a senior archivist in the Textual Archives Services Division at the National Archives, specializes in the records of the Department of State and other foreign affairs agencies.
Diplomacy and Intercultural Communication by Yoav Tenembaum
LINK to remarks by Mark Grossman
"A Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Back to the Future?"
www.afsa.org/FSJ/0914/files/assets/common/downloads/sep2014fsj.pdf (page 22)
LINK to remarks by PDC President Don Bishop
A year ago, I feared that the "trifecta" of scandals then engulfing Washington Benghazi, the IRS and the Tea Party, and government access to Americans’ phone and email records posed some real challenges for Public Diplomacy officers overseas. Back then, I could hardly imagine how difficulties would multiply.
“Public Diplomacy in Time of Partisanship”
The Indian Election by Jon P. Dorschner
Ten Principles of Operational Diplomacy: a proposed framework by Paul Kreutzer
The Elder Statesman: George H. W. Bush in Retrospect by Aaron Brown and Mirco Reimer
Exchange of Ideas between William Harrop and Thomas E. McNamara
Ambassador McNamara contributes this article with the intention of launching discussion and debate on the topic. We cordially invite your comments and will publish them in upcoming issues. (ed.)
The United States and Latin America: Individuals and Institutions by Thomas E. McNamara
Remembering and Forgetting June 4, 1989 by Paul Levine
Sources of U.S. Tension with the United Arab Emirates by William Rugh
The International Community and Pakistan by Jon P. Dorschner
From the National Archives: Bureaucratic Pique by David Langbart
Afghan Elections Part I by Andrew Hicks and Francisco Diaz
LINK The Middle East Institute has just published an essay by our frequent contributor, Ambassador (ret.) William Rugh, who was US ambassador to the UAE from 1992-95 and has returned to Abu Dhabi periodically since then. Dr. Rugh is currently the Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy at the Fletcher School. On a recent visit he noticed that Abu Dhabi had become heavily engaged in what might be called a new type of cultural diplomacy. This is the link to his essay on that topic.
Venezuelan Crisis by Patrick Duddy
Africa’s Hunger: Up-Close and Personal by Mark Wentling
Tito: Personal Reflections by Walter R. Roberts
Waging War on Corruption:Interview with Fran Vogl by Laurence Peters
Marxist Theoretical Debates in Europe during the Cold War by Morris M. Mottale
The Quest for Peace: Henry A. Kissinger on Germany by Mirco Reimer
Post Afghanistan 2014: Future Battleground of Indo/Pakistan Rivalry by Jon P. Dorschner
Beyond Benghazi: U.S. Public Diplomacy in Troubled Times by Thomas Pickering
U.S. Public Diplomacy: A Look to the Past by Walter RobertsFrom the Archives: A Founding Father of the Foreign Service on Political Appointees by David A. Langbart
Embassy Vatican under the spell of Embassy Rome by James F. Creagan
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.Winners and Losers by Sol Schindler Follow-up to April '14 article on run-up to Afghan Presidential Elections by Godfrey Garner
Israeli Law by Sol Schindler
The Battle for Control of the Middle East by Curt Jones
A Policy for Ukraine by Sol Schindler
World War III? Ask The Economist by Benjamin Landis
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