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Diplomacy Lessons: Realism for an Unloved Superpower
     

Diplomacy Lessons: Realism for an Unloved Superpower

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by Brady Kiesling
 

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ISBN-10: 1597971103

ISBN-13: 9781597971102

Pub. Date: 10/31/2007

Publisher: Potomac Books

Diplomacy Lessons is inspired by former foreign service officer John Brady Kiesling's conviction that disasters like Iraq are foreseeable and preventable. Ultimately stepping down from his post, Kiesling presents in this book a passionate critique of current U.S. foreign policy and his prescriptions for restoring American influence and legitimacy. At heart an argument

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Diplomacy Lessons is inspired by former foreign service officer John Brady Kiesling's conviction that disasters like Iraq are foreseeable and preventable. Ultimately stepping down from his post, Kiesling presents in this book a passionate critique of current U.S. foreign policy and his prescriptions for restoring American influence and legitimacy. At heart an argument for how to best achieve America's goals abroad, Diplomacy Lessons will interest anyone concerned about the future of U.S. and world affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597971102
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
A Diplomat's Rebellion     5
Understanding Foreign Nationalism     35
The Sources of U.S. Legitimacy     47
Some Rules of the Game     67
Diplomatic Character and the Art of Curiosity     87
Bureaucratic Fantasy and the Duty of Dissent     101
The Cost of U.S. Unpopularity     123
Public Diplomacy and the Limits of Persuasiveness     135
Diplomats and Journalists     155
Democratizing an Oligarchic Planet     167
Counterterrorism Lessons from Revolutionary Organization 17 November     191
The Domestic Politics of Nuclear Weapons     217
The Diplomatic Cost of Clandestine Intelligence     239
Diplomatic Skepticism and the Lessons of Iraq     253
A Look Toward the Future     271
My Letter of Resignation     279
The State Department Responds     283
Notes     287
Index     307
About the Author     317

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