Diplomacy Book
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  • Author : Henry Kissinger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471104497

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'Kissinger's absorbing book tackles head-on some of the toughest questions of our time . . . Its pages sparkle with insight' Simon Schama in the NEW YORKER Spanning more than three centuries, from Cardinal Richelieu to the fragility of the 'New World Order', DIPLOMACY is the now-classic history of international relations by the former Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kissinger's intimate portraits of world leaders, many from personal experience, provide the reader with a unique insight into what really goes on -- and why -- behind the closed doors of the corridors of power. 'Budding diplomats and politicians should read it as avidly as their predecessors read Machiavelli' Douglas Hurd in the DAILY TELEGRAPH 'If you want to pay someone a compliment, give them Henry Kissinger's DIPLOMACY ... It is certainly one of the best, and most enjoyable [books] on international relations past and present ... DIPLOMACY should be read for the sheer historical sweep, the characterisations, the story-telling, the ability to look at large parts of the world as a whole' Malcolm Rutherford in the FINANCIAL TIMES

The Art of Diplomacy Book

The Art of Diplomacy

  • Author : Bruce Heyman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982102692

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A personal and insightful call to action and a much-needed book about one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world—the relationship between Canada and the US—and why diplomacy matters now more than ever before. All over the world, diplomacy is under threat. Diplomats used to handle sensitive international negotiations, but increasingly, incendiary Tweets and bombastic public statements are posing a threat to foreign relations. In The Art of Diplomacy, the former US ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, and his partner, Vicki Heyman, spell out why diplomacy and diplomats matter, especially in today’s turbulent times. This dynamic power couple arrived in Canada intent on representing American interests, but they quickly learned that to do so meant representing the shared interests of all citizens—no matter what side of the 49th parallel they happened to live on. Bruce and Vicki narrate their three years in Canada spent journeying across the country and meeting Canadians from all walks of life—including Supreme Court justices, prime ministers, fishermen, farmers, artists, and entrepreneurs. They tell the behind-the-scenes stories of how their team helped bring Obama to Canada and Trudeau to the US. They also reveal the importance of creating cultural and artistic exchange between Canada and the US, of promoting economic and trade interests, and overall, of making a lasting positive impact on one of the most important relationships in the free world today. This politically poignant and heartfelt memoir is a call to action, a reminder that only by working together to protect our shared values—the environment, social justice and human rights—can nations build a better world for all. As their long-time friend and colleague President Obama once said, “The world needs more Canada.” At this key moment in history, when opposing nationalist and populist agendas threaten to divide us, The Art of Diplomacy reminds us to keep calm, to work togethe

Career Diplomacy Book

Career Diplomacy

  • Author : Harry W. Kopp
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626164703

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Career Diplomacy is an insider's guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country’s national security interests around the globe. The authors explore the five career tracks—consular, political, economic, management, and public diplomacy—through their own experience and through interviews with more than a hundred current and former members of the Foreign Service. They lay out what to expect in a Foreign Service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service—how to get in, get around, and get ahead. New in the third edition: • A discussion of the relationship of the Foreign Service and the Department of State to other agencies, and to the combatant commands • An expanded analysis of hiring procedures• Commentary on challenging management issues in the Department of State, including the proliferation of political appointments in high-level positions and the difficulties of running an agency with employees in two personnel systems (Civil Service and Foreign Service) • A fresh examination of the changing nature and demographics of the Foreign Service

Gender and Diplomacy Book

Gender and Diplomacy

  • Author : Jennifer A. Cassidy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351982986

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This volume provides a detailed discussion of the role of women in diplomacy and a global narrative of their current and historical role within it. The last century has seen the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) experience seismic shifts in their policies concerning the entry, role and agency of women within their institutional make-up. Despite these changes, and the promise that true gender equality offers to the diplomatic craft, the role of women in the diplomatic sphere continues to remain overlooked, and placed on the fringes of diplomatic scholarship. This volume brings together established scholars and experienced diplomatic practitioners in an attempt to unveil the story of women in diplomacy, in a context which is historical, theoretical and empirical. In line with feminist critical thought, the objective of this volume is to theorize and empirically demonstrate the understanding of diplomacy as a gendered practice and study. The aims of are three-fold: 1) expose and confront the gender of diplomacy; 2) shed light on the historical involvement of women in diplomatic practice in spite of systemic barriers and restrictions, with a focus on critical junctures of diplomatic institutional formation and the diplomatic entitlements which were created for women at these junctures; 3) examine the current state of women in diplomacy and evaluate the rate of progress towards a gender-even playing field on the basis thereof. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy studies, gender studies, foreign policy and international relations.

Diplomacy Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: World politics
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000115631685

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Track Two Diplomacy in Theory and Practice Book
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Track Two Diplomacy in Theory and Practice

  • Author : Peter Jones
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804796323

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Track Two diplomacy consists of informal dialogues among actors such as academics, religious leaders, retired senior officials, and NGO officials that can bring new ideas and new relationships to the official process of diplomacy. Sadly, those involved in official diplomacy often have little understanding of and appreciation for the complex and nuanced role that Track Two can play, or for its limitations. And many Track Two practitioners are often unaware of the realities and pressures of the policy and diplomatic worlds, and not particularly adept at framing their efforts to make them accessible to hard-pressed officials. At the same time, those interested in the academic study of Track Two sometimes fail to understand the realities faced by either set of practitioners. A need therefore exists for a work to bridge the divides between these constituencies and between the different types of Track Two practice—and this book crosses disciplines and traditions in order to do just that. It explores the various dimensions and guises of Track Two, the theory and practice of how they work, and how both practitioners and academics could more profitably assess Track Two. Overall, it provides a comprehensive picture of the range of activities pursued under this title, to provoke new thinking about how these activities relate to each other, to official diplomacy, and to academe.

Water Diplomacy Book

Water Diplomacy

  • Author : Shafiqul Islam
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617261039

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Offers a new approach to managing water that will overcome the conflicts that emerge when the interactions among natural, societal, and political forces are overlooked. At the heart of these conflicts are complex water networks. In managing them, science alone is insufficient but neither is policy-making that doesn't take science into account.

Science Diplomacy  New Day Or False Dawn  Book

Science Diplomacy New Day Or False Dawn

  • Author : Davis Lloyd
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814440080

Science Diplomacy New Day Or False Dawn Excerpt :

As modern foreign policy and international relations encompass more and more scientific issues, we are moving towards a new type of diplomacy, known as “Science Diplomacy”. Will this new diplomacy of the 21st century prove to be more effective than past diplomacy for the big issues facing the world, such as climate change, food and water insecurity, diminishing biodiversity, pandemic disease, public health, genomics or environmental collapse, mineral exploitation, health and international scientific endeavours such as those in the space and the Antarctic?Providing a new area of academic focus that has only gathered momentum in the last few years, this book considers these questions by bringing together a distinguished team of international specialists to look at various facets of how diplomacy and science are influenced by each other.The book not only dissects the ways that politics, science and diplomacy have become intertwined, but also highlights how the world's seemingly most intractable problems can be tackled with international collaboration and diplomacy that is rooted in science, and driven by technology. It, therefore, challenges the conventional wisdom concerning the juxtaposition of science and the world of diplomacy.

Diplomacy Book


  • Author : Robert F. Trager
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107049161

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This book explores questions such as: How do adversaries communicate? How do diplomatic encounters shape international orders and determine whether states go to war?

Diplomacy Book


  • Author : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Library
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1933
  • Genre: Diplomacy
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059172142625574

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River Basin Organizations in Water Diplomacy Book

River Basin Organizations in Water Diplomacy

  • Author : Anoulak Kittikhoun
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429561245

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Will tensions and disputes among states sharing international water courses and lakes turn into active conflicts? Addressing this question, the book shows that these concerns are more prominent due to the locations and underlying political dynamics of some of these large rivers and the strategic interests of major powers. Written by a combination of leading practitioners and academics, this book shows that states are more prone to cooperate and manage their transboundary issues over the use of their common water resources through peaceful means, and the key institutions they employ are international river basin organizations (RBOs). Far from being mere technical institutions, RBOs are key mechanisms of water diplomacy with capacity and effectiveness varying on four key interrelated factors: their legal and institutional development, and the influence of their technical and strategic resources. The basins analyzed span all continents, from both developed and developing basins, including the Columbia, Great Lakes, Colorado, Senegal, Niger, Nile, Congo, Jordan, Helmand, Aral Sea, Mekong, Danube and Rhine. Contributing to the academic discourse on transboundary water management and water conflict and cooperation, the book provides insights to policy-makers on which water diplomacy engagements can be successful, the strengths to build on and the pitfalls to avoid so that shared water resources are managed in a cooperative, sustainable and stable way.

Diplomacy and Psychology Book

Diplomacy and Psychology

  • Author : Tommy Gärling
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Conflict management
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822034764514

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Byzantine Diplomacy Book

Byzantine Diplomacy

  • Author : Jonathan Shepard
  • Publisher : Variorum Publishing
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002252667

Byzantine Diplomacy Excerpt :

This book brings together papers arising from the 24th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies held in Cambridge in 1990. It represents a comprehensive investigation of Byzantine diplomacy from the emergence of the empire in late antiquity to its final throes as it fell to the Ottoman Turks. This is not just a narrow study of political relations, but a broad sweep from Italy to the steppes of Central Asia, from the imperial court to the marriage bed, from the scriptorium to the barracks. The book also includes a mysterious communication from a long-dead emperor.

Flexible Diplomacy Book

Flexible Diplomacy

  • Author : Gerald Chan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Taiwan
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105082060901

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