Country and Subject Reader Series

flagsInterested in a particular country or subject? Go beyond the experiences of simply one diplomat with Country and Subject Readers.

These Readers consist of relevant excerpts from individual oral history interviews arranged in approximate chronological order. They are designed to give users an overview of U.S. relations with a country or policy on a specific subject, as seen by those who dealt with it from Washington or in the field. The Readers offer unique insights over decades, though they may not provide full chronological continuity.

A few of our larger Country Readers exceed 1,000 pages, such as China, and are only available for purchase in PDF format from the Official ADST Store. When your purchase is complete, you will be automatically sent a link to download your purchase(s). All proceeds are used to financially support ADST’s programs.

Country Readers can complement other sources, such as the State Department’s Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets, which give a good overview of current issues in a specific country.

Note:  These oral histories contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed.  The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training.

 

 

Country Readers

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burma – Myanmar

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Caribbean Islands

Central African Republic

Ceylon-Sri Lanka

Chad

Chile

China – preview

Colombia

Congo, Democratic Republic of the – Zaire

Congo, Republic of the

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France – preview

Gabon

Georgia

Germany – preview

Ghana

Greece

Greenland

Guatemala

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Holy See

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Ireland

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel – preview

Italy

Jamaica

Japan – preview

Jerusalem

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea – preview

Kosovo

Kuala Lumpur

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Okinawa

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papau New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia – preview

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

The Gambia

Timor-Leste

Togo

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam – preview

Yemen

Yugoslavia

Zambia

Zimbabwe

International organizations

Organization for American States (OAS)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

UN Economic and Social Council

United Nations – Geneva

US Mission to the African Union (AU)

U.S. Mission to the European Union

US Mission to International Organizations – Vienna

US Mission to UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture

US NATO

 

Subject Readers

Agency for International Development (USAID) 

Arab Israeli Subject reader

Arms Sales

Drug Trafficking in Latin America

Genocide and Mass Killings

Human Rights in Latin America

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 

U.S. and USSR Bilateral Relations

Women in the Foreign Service