U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of Greek-Turkish Relations

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of Greek-Turkish Relations

Friday, August 1, 1997

By: Tozun Bahcheli; Theodore A. Couloumbis; Patricia Carley

The United States Institute of Peace convened a workshop in Washington in summer 1996 that brought together Institute senior fellows. Elected participants identified possible areas of cooperation and collaboration and specific strategies of de-escalation, reconciliation, and resolution that could serve as the basis for a new era in Greek-Turkish relations. The insights and creative proposals of the participants are summarized in this report, written by Patricia Carley, program officer in the ...

Arts of Power

Arts of Power

Sunday, June 1, 1997

By: Chas. W. Freeman; Jr.

In this comprehensive treatment, distinguished diplomat Chas Freeman describes the fundamental principles of the art of statecraft and the craft of diplomacy.

1996-1997 National Winning Essay

Monday, May 5, 1997

Joseph Bernabucci St. Albans School District of Columbia   A Just and Lasting Peace: More than the Absence of War The lives and prosperity of millions of people depend on peace and, in turn, peace depends on treaties - fragile documents that must do more than end wars. Negotiations and peace treaties may lead to decades of cooperation during which disputes between nations are resolved without military action and economic cost, or may prolong or even intensify the grievances which provoke...

The Diplomat's Dictionary

The Diplomat's Dictionary

Thursday, May 1, 1997

By: Chas. W. Freeman; Jr.

Diplomacy obviously means very different things to different people. In this entertaining and informative collection, career diplomat Chas Freeman brings together keen observations, witty insights, shrewd advice, and classic words of wisdom on the art and practice of diplomacy. In so doing, this wide-ranging compendium draws on many cultures, ancient and modern.  

Late-Breaking Foreign Policy

Late-Breaking Foreign Policy

Thursday, May 1, 1997

By: Warren P. Strobel

USIP Press book examines the media's influence on the deployment--or withdrawal--of U.S. peacekeeping troops to avert humanitarian disasters the world over.

The Topology of Sovereignty

Tuesday, April 1, 1997

By: Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Traditional diplomacy is about territory. It works on the assumption that human communities are organized in sovereign nation-states with clearly defined borders. Such diplomacy is much more comfortable with geography than with anything else.

Virtual Tools for Real Diplomacy

Tuesday, April 1, 1997

By: Mark Weiser

I'm very excited to be talking to you because the era of computing that we're starting to get into is about to explode. The next ten years are going to require your expertise, the expertise of diplomacy, of understanding human beings, of understanding human affairs.

Conventional Wisdom about Information Technology

Tuesday, April 1, 1997

By: Frank Fukuyama

When I started to examine the impact of information technology on international relations a few years ago, I was initially attracted to the topic because there was not a lot of conventional wisdom on it. Compared to NATO enlargement, peacekeeping or ethnic conflict, this was a very new topic.

The Challenge of Virtual Diplomacy

Tuesday, April 1, 1997

By: Gordon Smith

For Pheidippides' run from Marathon to Athens, to Paul Revere's ride through the Massachusetts countryside, to the installation of the so-called "Hot Line" from Washington to Moscow during the Cold War of the 1960s, diplomacy has continued to adapt itself to the latest developments in technology. Information, whether confidential or public, is the lifeblood of diplomatic negotiation -- whatever the medium.