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Foreign service : five decades on the frontlines of American diplomacy

Author: James Dobbins
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : The Rand Corporation ; Washington, D.C. : Brooking Institutions Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A behind the scenes look at 50 years of US diplomacy. From Vietnam in the 1960s to the Afghanistan of this decade, James Dobbins was on the frontline of American diplomacy and working to advance U.S. national interests in some of the world's most difficult and troubled situations. In Foreign Service, Dobbins takes the reader behind the scenes at the Vietnam peace talks, the darkest dates of the Cold War, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dobbins, James, 1942-
Foreign service.
Santa Monica, California : Rand Corporation ; Washington, D.C. : Brooking Institutions Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017043504
Named Person: James Dobbins; James Dobbins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Dobbins
ISBN: 9780815730040 0815730047
OCLC Number: 1003489309
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 --
Hemispheric 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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