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Foreign service : five decades on the front lines of American diplomacy

Author: James Dobbins
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : The Rand Corporation ; Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a behind the scenes look at 50 years of US diplomacy. From Vietnam in the 1960s to the Afghanistan of this decade, James Dobbins takes the reader behind the scenes at the Vietnam peace  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dobbins, James, 1942-
Foreign service.
Santa Monica, California : Rand Corporation ; Washington, D.C. : Brooking Institutions Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017010238
Named Person: James Dobbins; James Dobbins
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Dobbins
ISBN: 9780815730200 0815730209
OCLC Number: 1003489601
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 329 pages)
Contents: Foreword / Robert B. Zoellick --
Preface --
Pacific youth --
Apprenticeship --
The seventh floor --
Provincial interlude --
On Turtle Bay --
Upstairs --
Downstairs --
Postgraduate studies --
Missile diplomacy --
A small town in Germany --
A world reordered --
And disordered anew --
From Community to Union --
Black Hawk down --
Entering Haiti --
Exiting Haiti --
A lesson in divided government --
Hemisphere's interlude --
War in Kosovo --
Peace in Kosovo --
The fall of Milosevic --
Mending transatlantic relations --
A new administration --
Another war, another assignment --
Losing the peace: Afghanistan --
Losing the peace: Iraq --
Afghanistan again --
Reflections.
Responsibility: James F. Dobbins.

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Critics of the State Department often cite an inability to learn from mistakes. Dobbins, reflecting on his career, laments a refusal to learn from success--in nation-building, coalition warfare, Read more...

 
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