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U.S. Diplomacy

Apologia de Profundis re Trumpus

Apologia de Profundis re Trumpus

To those visiting New York City for the first time in awhile, you may be wondering is this America? Yes it is, but we need you to be patient with us.

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A Trump Doctrine? Not Yet

A Trump Doctrine? Not Yet

There will be no more nation-building in Afghanistan under the "Trump doctrine". But will its policies allow a role for the Taliban in a future government?

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The Department of State’s Listening Survey Calls For A Mission

The Department of State’s Listening Survey Calls For A Mission

The State Department issued the report on an internal “listening survey” on July 5. The report is not public, but reports indicate that its first recommendation is to define a mission for the Department of State. It also addresses a host of other concerns, and current and past State ...

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Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Trump's proposed budget cuts 28% from the State Department’s funding, reducing foreign aid and de-funding a range of programs.

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Parallel Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution: Hope for a Safer World

Parallel Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution: Hope for a Safer World

Where governments are unable or unwilling to venture, at least publicly, for fear of losing credibility with their electorates or their allies, parallel diplomacy can offer a way forward.

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America’s Diplomats: Review by George F. Paik

America’s Diplomats: Review by George F. Paik

Visually and narratively attractive, packed with little-known facts and eye-catching clips, the film paints a faithful portrait of the U.S. Foreign Service while fair-mindedly probing a range of issues.

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America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

While much of the media focuses on U.S. foreign policy failures, scandals, or intra-agency turf battles, this film reminds us that the career personnel are talented, dedicated people whose commitment to public service and American interests includes considerable sacrifice.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gary Sands

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gary Sands

“America’s Diplomats”, the Foreign Policy Association latest production is a must-see documentary for anyone interested in the history of American diplomacy or considering a career in the Foreign Service.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Monje

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Monje

Americans have long had a disdainful attitude toward diplomacy and diplomats, seeing the whole endeavor as something elitist, foreign, expensive, and possibly deceitful.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gail Harris

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gail Harris

Kennan’s is considered the architect of the Cold War strategy. Today’s diplomats are still expected to provide the kind of expert advice that helps set the policy course for the nation.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Abukar Arman

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Abukar Arman

Ever since 9/11, counterterrorism has permeated U.S. foreign policy. Throughout the world, American embassies have turned into fortresses, though diplomacy does not function in seclusion.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Bleiweis

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Bleiweis

Diplomacy today is changing, especially with regard to technology and the availability of instant communication. Imagine how the Cuban Missile Crisis might have unfolded differently in our time.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Neil Thompson

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Neil Thompson

Many of the diplomats interviewed seem to feel they do a better job of representing America abroad than they do of representing the diplomatic profession to their fellow Americans back home.

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Dayton Accords at 20

Dayton Accords at 20

The Dayton Accords ended the war, but with what kind of peace?

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The NSC and Foreign Policy Management: A Role for Diplomats?

The NSC and Foreign Policy Management: A Role for Diplomats?

Department of State: Role player under NSC or manager of foreign policy?

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