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Fascinating Figures

Diplomacy and foreign policy attract some of the smartest, most dedicated, and most interesting figures in every generation.  In this feature, ADST focuses on the fascinating people who have served the United States as diplomats. John D. Negroponte: A Diplomatic Life of Controversy and Consequence  joined the Foreign Service in 1960 and went on to […]

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Your Diplomats at Work

Back to Memoirs and Occasional Papers Your Diplomats at Work: A Comedy in Seven Acts Your Diplomats at Work is Frank Huffman’s account of his sometimes comical, sometimes frustrating, but always enlightening adventures as a diplomat in London, Burma, Morocco, Paris, Washington, Cambodia, New Zealand, and Chad. As a former professor of Linguistics and Asian […]

Danger Zones

Back to Memoirs and Occasional Papers Danger Zones: A Diplomat’s Fight for America’s Interests “Ambassador Dean comes across in this memoir exactly as he is––a dedicated and talented man deeply proud of his record in the practice of American diplomacy.” BRUCE LAINGEN, U.S. ambassador (ret.) and former president, American Academy of Diplomacy Danger Zones is […]

Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History “Long before they had diplomatic relations, Mongolia and the United States influenced one another in unusual and unrecognized ways. Now Jonathan Addleton’s inside look at the diplomatic relations between the two countries carries lessons for anyone wishing to learn from the past […]

Memoirs and Occasional Papers – An ADST Series

ADST created the Memoirs and Occasional Papers Series to preserve firsthand accounts, histories, and other informed observations on foreign affairs for scholars, journalists, and the general public.     Ambassador to a Small Country: Letters from Chad by Christopher E. Goldthwait Learn More Ambassador to a Small World is a highly personal portrait of Chad […]

Diplomats and Diplomacy – An ADST-DACOR Book Series

For more than 225 years extraordinary men and women have represented the United States abroad. In 1996 the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) and DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals, created a book series to increase public knowledge and appreciation of American diplomats and their role in advancing our national interests. The […]

Country and Subject Reader Series

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 […]