Interested 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.
China – preview
France – preview
Germany – preview
Israel – preview
Japan – preview
Korea – preview
Russia – preview
Vietnam – preview