Diplomacy Lessons ePub download by John Brady Kiesling

Diplomacy Lessons

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Publication date: August 2006
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John Brady Kiesling, a twenty-year veteran of the foreign service, publicly resigned his position as political counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Athens in February 2003 to protest the Bush administrationÆs impending invasion of Iraq. He believed that the security, economic, and moral costs of this war, including the blackening of AmericaÆs image abroad, would far outweigh any benefit to the American people. In Diplomacy Lessons, Kiesling reminds readers that U.S. power does not rest on military might alone and that anger at America has real consequences for U.S. national interests.

The security and prosperity of the American people depend on efficient cooperation with foreigners on a range of issues, not only terrorism and nuclear nonproliferation but also trade policy, environmental protection, and even public health. The policy decisions of AmericaÆs foreign partners are driven by domestic politics, just as they are in the United States, and effective U.S. diplomacy requires understanding these political realities. An unloved superpower faces significant costs, both economic and strategic, in the pursuit of its interests. Kiesling calls for a return to realist policy making that recognizes the limits of U.S. power and uses thoughtful diplomacy to legitimize our security requirements in the eyes of our international partners.

This book is, at heart, an argument for how to best achieve AmericaÆs goals abroad. KieslingÆs passionate critique of current U.S. foreign policy and his prescriptions for restoring American influence and legitimacy will interest anyone concerned about the future of U.S. and world affairs.
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Diplomacy Lessons ePub download by John Brady Kiesling
Potomac Books Inc., August 2006
ISBN: 9781612343396
EAN:  2370004233802
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List Price: $19.95 eBook price: $14.99
Diplomacy Lessons PDF download by John Brady Kiesling
Potomac Books Inc., August 2006
ISBN: 9781612343396
EAN:  2370004238067
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List Price: $19.95 eBook price: $14.99
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