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and its Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and with the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.
EDITOR: Csaba T. Chikes

Books of Interest
William P. Kiehl, Contributing Editor

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The Rhetoric of Soft Power
by Craig Hayden
Agents of Empire by Noel Malcolm
The Conflict in the Ukraine by Serhy Yekelchyk

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The 'Peak Oil' Scare and the Coming Flood by Michael C. Lynch
Cyber Threat by Chris Bronk


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The Great Surge by Steven Radelet
Cold War Modernists by Greg Barnhisel


Featured Review
The Case Against Military InterventionReview by A.J. Andreas Ringl
   

 

Spoken Word Reviews
Francis P. Sempa, Contributing Editor

March Links
U.S. Approach to the Western Hemisphere
Australia's Energy and Resources Sector
Burdens of Freedom: Why America Leads
A Brief History of the Cold War
The United Kingdom and the Asia-Pacific Region
Pakistan's Foreign and Security Policy
The Geopolitics of the American Civil War
Strategic Intelligence
Securing the Oceans, the Internet and Space
Genocide by ISIS

Internet Articles FYI
George Clack, Contributing Editor

March Links
The Obama Doctrine
Election Fallout: What Iran's Vote Means for Hope and Change (and Washington)
Where the Iran-Saudi Showdown Will Erupt Next
Europe: The Far Left and the Far Right Take Us on a Joy Ride back to the Future
The Case for Europe: An Interview with Donald Tusk
Open Letter on Donald Trump from GOP National Leaders
Millions of Ordinary Americans Support Donald Trump. Here's Why
Donald Trump Should Shut up About China and Start Railing Against Robots
Donald Trump Is Turning Me Liberal
Is the Islamic State Hurting? The President's Point Man on ISIS Speaks Out
Countering the Islamic State's Message
U.S. Looks to Facebook, Private Groups to Battle Online Extremism
Five Years After the Arab Spring, How Does the Middle East Use Social Media?

 

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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.

Russian Hybrid War Reaches the UN by Tatiana Christy

The Necessity of a World Leader by Godfrey Garner

LINK Tino Calabia (Peru1963-65) Comments on "13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

 

 

 

 

 

From the Publisher
It is with great sadness that I inform our readers that Henry Mattox, Ph.D., one of the founders of our journal passed away. [LINK to News & Observer]

Dr. Henry Mattox. An Appreciation
As the two most recent Editors of American Diplomacy, we are called to honor the unique and lasting contributions that Henry Mattox made to our journal.  Henry, along with Frank Crigler, Bart Moon, Ed Williams and others of their generation, founded American Diplomacy Publishers, a 501 c 3 non-profit, twenty years ago. 
The first edition of this electronic journal appeared later that year, with Henry as its first and longest-serving editor.  Henry’s vision of an electronic journal (a rarity at the time), devoted to the topic of American diplomacy, drawing upon quality writings of scholars and students of foreign affairs as well as practitioners of diplomacy continues to this day. While technological enhancements and adjustments to changing reading habits have brought forward some improvements over the years, the quality of the writing and the overall contents of the journal remain unchanged. 
We can thank Henry Mattox and his co-founders for the steady foundation upon which American Diplomacy has been built.  We, successor editors and board members, are grateful to stand on the shoulders of the giants who came before us.  And we pledge our efforts to carry on the work of this remarkable scholar-diplomat, Dr. Henry Mattox in the years to come.

William P. Kiehl, Ed. D., Editor emeritus
Csaba T. Chikes, Editor, American Diplomacy

Announcements
State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

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Letters
Comment on Tawain, airbases, and Donald Trump
Comment on Bob Baker's Max Kampelman: Arms Control in Sydney

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