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Stearns, Monteagle 1924-

Works: 8 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 878 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Monteagle Stearns
Talking to strangers : improving American diplomacy at home and abroad by Monteagle Stearns( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this discerning book, Monteagle Stearns, a former career diplomat and ambassador, argues that U.S. foreign policymakers do not need a new doctrine, as some commentators have suggested, but rather a new attitude toward international affairs and, most especially, new ways of learning from the Foreign Service. True, the word strangers in his title refers to foreigners. However, it also refers to American foreign policymakers and American diplomats, whose failure to "speak each other's language" deprives American foreign policy of realism and coherence. In a world where regions have become more important than blocs, and ethnic and transnational problems more important than superpower rivalries, American foreign policy must be better informed if it is to be more effective. The insights required will come not from summit meetings or television specials but from the firsthand observations of trained Foreign Service officers." "Stearns has not written an apologia for the American Foreign Service, however. Indeed, his criticism of many of its weaknesses is biting. Ranging from a description of Benjamin Franklin's mission to France to an analysis of the Gulf War and its aftermath, he offers a balanced critique of how American diplomacy developed in reaction to European models and how it needs to be changed to satisfy the demands of the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Entangled allies : U.S. policy toward Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus by Monteagle Stearns( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updating the Truman doctrine : the U.S. and NATO's Southeastern flank by Monteagle Stearns( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Periplokes symmachies : ē amerikanikē politikē stēn Ellada, tēn Tourkia kai tēn Kypro by Monteagle Stearns( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The U.S. and Europe : turning superman into Clark Kent( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Greek-American-Turkish triangle : what shape after the cold war?( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.41 for Talking to ... to 0.88 for The Greek- ...)

Talking to strangers : improving American diplomacy at home and abroad
Alternative Names
Monteagle Stearns American diplomat

Monteagle Stearns Amerikaans diplomaat

Monteagle Stearns diplomate américain

Monteagle Stearns diplomático estadounidense