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Diplomacy

  • The Incidental Oriental Secretary and Other Tales of Foreign Serviceby Richard L. Jackson

    Hamilton Books 2016; US$ 29.99

    This memoir of a US diplomat attempts to capture the humor and sheer incongruity of working across cultures in an international career spanning diplomacy and education. Written in a light hearted tone, it also delves into tragic consequences in countries such as Somalia, Libya and Greece. more...

  • North Korea and the Worldby Walter C. Jr. Clemens

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 39.95

    With nearly twenty-five million citizens, a secretive totalitarian dictatorship, and active nuclear and ballistic missile weapons programs, North Korea presents some of the world's most difficult foreign policy challenges. For decades, the United States and its partners have employed multiple strategies in an effort to prevent Pyongyang from acquiring... more...

  • Israel's Public Diplomacyby Jonathan Cummings

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Hasbara (explaining), the Israeli variant of public diplomacy, is the subject of endless domestic debate. Israel in the 1960s and 1970s underwent significant changes in political and military affairs and on the international stage. It was also a period of unusually intensive attention to the problems of hasbara , beginning with the appointment... more...

  • The Arsenal of Democracyby Gavin J. Bailey

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Aircraft were at the heart of British supply diplomacy with the United States in the Second World War and were at the forefront of the Roosevelt administration's policy of aiding the Anglo-French alliance against Germany. They were the largest item in British purchasing in the US in 1940, a key consideration in the Lend-Lease of 1941 and a major... more...

  • Dealing with Dictatorsby László Borhi; Jason Vincz

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 67.99

    Dealing with Dictators explores America?s Cold War efforts to make the dictatorships of Eastern Europe less tyrannical and more responsive to the country?s international interests. During this period, US policies were a mix of economic and psychological warfare, subversion, cultural and economic penetration, and coercive diplomacy. Through careful... more...

  • Political Survival and Yasukuni in Japan's Relations with Chinaby Mong Cheung

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What role does the political survival of prime ministers play in Japan?s relations with China over the Yasukuni issue? Three Japanese prime ministers, including Nakasone Yasuhiro, Hashimoto Ryutaro and Abe Shinzo, complied with China?s demands and stopped visiting the controversial Shrine in 1986, 1997 and 2007, respectively. By contrast, the Yasukuni... more...

  • The UK?s Relationship with Europeby John Todd

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book provides an accessible and timely analysis of how the British discourse on Europe has evolved over the past forty years. It focuses on three key episodes: the 1975 referendum on the UK?s continued membership of the European Economic Community; the 1992-3 debates on ratification of the Maastricht Treaty; and the more recent proto-referendum... more...

  • High-Table Diplomacyby Kjell Engelbrekt

    Georgetown University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    The proliferation of minilateral summits in the twenty-first century is reshaping how security-related diplomacy and international cooperation works, yet it remains an understudied and poorly understood phenomenon. In this groundbreaking work, Kjell Engelbrekt contrasts these relatively informal summits with the more formal UN Security Council to... more...

  • Canada and the Far Eastby H. F. Angus

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 19.95

    This book brings together and interprets the information relating to Canada's contacts with Asiatic countries since the beginning of the Second World War. Lucidly written and freshly presented, it will be of great interest to everyone concerned with international affairs.  more...

  • Quaker Ways in Foreign Policyby Robert O. Byrd

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 24.95

    For three hundred years the Society of Friends, or Quakers, has been forwarding to governments recommendations on foreign policy. In this study, Dr. Byrd brings together and states carefully and accurately those beliefs, principles, attitudes, and practices which have been fundamental to the Quaker approach.  more...