American Diplomacy

Spring 2018

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.



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Gasland   Smith, Keith C. 2/2014
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New World Order   Holliday, Sam C. 5/2011
Lost Libertarian Moment   Cincotta, Howard 5/2011
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Feckless Posturing   Jones, David T. 4/2009
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Middle East Realities   Jones, David T. 1/2009
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Looming Threats- Then and Now   Mattox, Henry E. 1/2008
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Iraq, the Foreign Service, and Duty   Bullington, J.R. 10/2007
Musicians and Diplomats Contrasted   Mattox, Henry E. 9/2007
Message from the New Editor   Bullington, J.R. 7/2007
Hail and Farewell   Mattox, Henry E. 7/2007
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Saddam as Pan-Africanist?   Mattox, Henry E. 1/2007
Iraq: Cut and Walk?   Mattox, Henry E. 12/2006
Change of the Guard: New Book Review Editor   Mattox, Henry E. 8/2006
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Next Up--Osama?   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2006
On Nepal and Democracy   Mattox, Henry E. 5/2006
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Other Regions and Topics, Other Problems   Mattox, Henry E. 12/2005
A Passing Tribute   Mattox, Henry E. 10/2005
First Things First   Mattox, Henry E. 7/2005
Comment on the Origins of the Species   Jones, David T. 6/2005
The Origins of the Species   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2005
To Be Or Not to Be: A United States of Europe?   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2005
Kennan: The Passing of a Legend   Mattox, Henry E. 3/2005
Democracy as a Possible Two-Edged Sword   Mattox, Henry E. 3/2005
Swatting Flies with a Hammer   Mattox, Henry E. 2/2005
Like Father, Like Son   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2004
Free Should be the Four-Letter Word for Iraq's Future   Abrahamson, James L. 5/2004
Iraq is a Four Letter Word   Mattox, Henry E. 4/2004
Best Nightmare on Earth   Mattox, Henry E. 3/2004
Changing the Story   Mattox, Henry E. 2/2004
A Statement of Policy on Nonpartisanship   Mattox, Henry E. 2/2004
2003: The Victors and the Vanquished   Hornblow, Michael 1/2004
Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen...   Mattox, Henry E. 12/2003
A Curse of Iraq?   Mattox, Henry E. 11/2003
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Tonkin Gulf   Cotter, Michael W. 8/2003
Chaos and the Threat to World Peace   Mattox, Henry E. 8/2003
Special Editor's Message   Mattox, Henry E. 8/2003
Good News   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2003
The Domino Theory Revisted   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2003
Two Years of Achievements   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2003
Crusaders and Sacrificial Others: the George W. Bush Administration   Harrop, William C. 4/2003
General Sherman Indubitably Was Right   Mattox, Henry E. 4/2003
How to Save the UN-a Personal Statement   Mattox, Henry E. 4/2003
Soldier — and American Freedom   Editor 12/2002
The Drought Has Ended- We Hope   Editor 10/2002
Vive la Difference   Editor 9/2002
Pride in Our Corp of Board Members   Editor 7/2002
Redundancy Squared   Editor 5/2002
Plus ca change   Editor 4/2002
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Back to the Policy Drawing Board   Mattox, Henry E. 9/2001
Reform Efforts Continue From Many, One   Editor 9/2001
A Rose by Any Other...   Mattox, Henry E. 8/2001
Humanitarian Intervention: Special Report on Two Scholarly Conferences   Mattox, Henry E. 7/2001
Real Reform Needed, Not Wristonization   Mattox, Henry E. 6/2001
Powell May Reverse Hard Times at the State Department   Goodwin, Brent Stuart 4/2001
Change, the only constant   Mattox, Henry E. 3/2001
Diplomatic Readiness   Mattox, Henry E. 12/2000
One Example of Natural Allies   Mattox, Henry E. 8/2000
Two if by Sea   Mattox, Henry E. 4/2000
Best and the Rest, The   Mattox, Henry E. 2/2000
Francis Trelease Underhill, Jr.   Mattox, Henry E. 9/1999
Sand and Sediment   Mattox, Henry E. 9/1999
If This be Victory   Mattox, Henry E. 6/1999
New Department-and A New Face, A   Mattox, Henry E. 4/1999
Testing American Foreign Policy: Editor's Introduction   Mattox, Henry E. 4/1999
In which he identifies by name and position the journal's parent organization Board of Directors, with special reference to additions since the journal's founding in 1996   Mattox, Henry E. 2/1999
Us Against Them on Terrorism   Jones, Curtis F. 9/1998
Like WCPE, We Launch a Campaign to Improve Our Signal   Crigler, Frank 7/1998
Our Timely Presentations on Matters Controversial   Mattox, Henry E. 7/1998
Dr. Strangelove, I Presume?   Mattox, Henry E. 4/1998
Present at the Footnote   Mattox, Henry E. 1/1998
We Begin to Get Serious   Crigler, Frank 1/1998
American Diplomacy: Ambassadors, Senators, and the System   Mattox, Henry E. 10/1997
Signs of Intelligent Life Out There! (Lycos Top 5%)   Crigler, Frank 10/1997
Biographical Sketches, American Diplomacy Staff and Board   Fritz, Carl R.; Kohn, Richard H.; Mattox, Henry E.; Moon, Richard Bartlett; Williams, J. Edgar 4/1997
On the Study of War   Mattox, Henry E. 4/1997
Bio Sketches   Melbourne, Roy M.; Jones, Curtis F.; Dale, William N.; Mattox, Robert W.; Crigler, T. Frank; 3/1997
Call for Papers (In a Manner of Speaking), A   Mattox, Henry E. 3/1997
In This Issue: Some Serious Stuff   Mattox, Henry E. 12/1996
Launching a Journal: The Editor's Gratitude   Mattox, Henry E. 12/1996
Editor's Lament, An   Mattox, Henry E. 9/1996
What American Diplomacy will offer its readers   Staff 9/1996

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