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The Resource Diplomacy lessons : realism for an unloved superpower, John Brady Kiesling, (electronic resource)

Diplomacy lessons : realism for an unloved superpower, John Brady Kiesling, (electronic resource)

Label
Diplomacy lessons : realism for an unloved superpower
Title
Diplomacy lessons
Title remainder
realism for an unloved superpower
Statement of responsibility
John Brady Kiesling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In February 2003, John Brady Kiesling publicly resigned his position as political counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Athens to protest the Bush administration's impending invasion of Iraq. He was certain the security, economic, and moral costs of this war would far outweigh any benefit to the American people. Events in the Middle East quickly seemed to prove him right." "Diplomacy Lessons is inspired by Kiesling's conviction that disasters like Iraq are foreseeable and preventable. America's power to shape the world in its own interests is constrained by hundreds of foreign nationalisms and by human nature. The policy decisions of America's foreign partners are driven by domestic politics, just as they are in the United States. Kiesling calls for foreign policy realism that recognizes the limits of U.S. power and considers what is possible and affordable in a world Americans share with more than six billion other people."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiesling, John Brady
Dewey number
327.73009/0511
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kiesling, John Brady
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Diplomacy
  • Realism
  • Great powers
  • United States
  • Diplomats
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Diplomacy lessons : realism for an unloved superpower, John Brady Kiesling, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-305) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A diplomat's rebellion -- Understanding foreign nationalism -- The sources of U.S. legitimacy -- Some rules of the game -- Diplomatic character and the art of curiosity -- Bureaucratic fantasy and the duty of dissent -- The cost of U.S. unpopularity -- Public diplomacy and the limits of persuasiveness -- Diplomats and journalists -- Democratizing an oligarchic planet -- Counterterrorism lessons from Revolutionary Organization 17 November -- The domestic politics of nuclear weapons -- The diplomatic cost of clandestine intelligence -- Diplomatic skepticism and the lessons of Iraq -- A look toward the future -- Appendix A. My letter of resignation -- Appendix B. The State Department responds
Control code
ocn758891165
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612343396
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
facsimiles
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758891165
Label
Diplomacy lessons : realism for an unloved superpower, John Brady Kiesling, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-305) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A diplomat's rebellion -- Understanding foreign nationalism -- The sources of U.S. legitimacy -- Some rules of the game -- Diplomatic character and the art of curiosity -- Bureaucratic fantasy and the duty of dissent -- The cost of U.S. unpopularity -- Public diplomacy and the limits of persuasiveness -- Diplomats and journalists -- Democratizing an oligarchic planet -- Counterterrorism lessons from Revolutionary Organization 17 November -- The domestic politics of nuclear weapons -- The diplomatic cost of clandestine intelligence -- Diplomatic skepticism and the lessons of Iraq -- A look toward the future -- Appendix A. My letter of resignation -- Appendix B. The State Department responds
Control code
ocn758891165
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612343396
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
facsimiles
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758891165

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