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Academic Citations

Scholars around the world use ADST oral histories in books, journal articles, and dissertations.  Here is a sampling of works that draw upon this rich resource.  If you cite our work, please credit:  Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, Arlington, VA, Books   Pictured: Grandin, Greg. Kissingers Shadow: The Long Reach of […]

From ‘Wife of’ to Assistant Secretary of State: Phyllis Oakley Rises Through the State Department

While it was never written into the formal policies of the U.S. Department of State, it had been common practice for women in the Foreign Service to retire once they were married. In the early 1970s, after years of legal challenges from Foreign Service Officer Alison Palmer and others, the State Department finally dropped the […]

“It wasn’t supposed to happen here” — 9/11, Before and After

September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on American history when nineteen members of al Qaeda carried out the deadliest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. After hijacking four planes, the terrorists flew two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, while a third struck the Pentagon, killing more than two thousand […]

Baker’s Half Dozen — Six Precepts of Foreign Policy

A skilled diplomat and negotiator, James A. Baker III served as the Secretary of State during a period of tumultuous change, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, Operation Desert Storm, and the U.S. invasion of Panama. In these remarks, which lay out specific steps on Ukraine and are at times critical of President Obama, Secretary Baker […]

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The Craft of Political Analysis for Diplomats

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy The Craft of Political Analysis for Diplomats ” . . . the best ‘how-to’ manual for political reporting that I have seen. Lucid, concise, and filled with telling examples, it will be an essential vade mecum for reporting officers learning their trade . . . [and] as relevant to the […]