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To the Secretary : Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect (Hardcover) (Mary

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An insider’s look into the day-to-day work of US diplomats, To the Secretary offers an unparalleled window onto American foreign policy as it plays out in countries around the world. In a tour of the most fascinating and overlooked State Department cables leaked by hackers in November 2010, former diplomat and scholar Mary Thompson-Jones depicts the work of ambassadors and foreign service officers through their firsthand narratives dealing with crises, corruption, anti- Americanism, and difficult world leaders. From the story of Bulgaria’s Aleksi “The Tractor” Petrov to disappearing ballot ink in Ukraine, Thompson-Jones reveals the depth and breadth of embassy life as diplomats report from forgotten corners of the globe, conduct diplomacy in war zones, and patiently advance often conflicting interests in American foreign policy. Honest and critical, To the Secretary describes the deepening gulf between decision makers in Washington and their diplomats in the field—and what it means for the world at large.
An insider?s look into the day-to-day work of US diplomats, To the Secretary offers an unparalleled window onto American foreign policy as it plays out in countries around the world. In a tour of the most fascinating and overlooked State Department cables leaked by hackers in November 2010, former diplomat and scholar Mary Thompson-Jones depicts the work of ambassadors and foreign service officers through their firsthand narratives dealing with crises, corruption, anti- Americanism, and difficult world leaders. From the story of Bulgaria?s Aleksi ?The Tractor? Petrov to disappearing ballot ink in Ukraine, Thompson-Jones reveals the depth and breadth of embassy life as diplomats report from forgotten corners of the globe, conduct diplomacy in war zones, and patiently advance often conflicting interests in American foreign policy. Honest and critical, To the Secretary describes the deepening gulf between decision makers in Washington and their diplomats in the field?and what it means for the world at large.
Number of Pages: 374
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / Diplomacy, Government / International
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Mary Thompson-jones
Language: English
Street Date: July 12, 2016
TCIN: 46758566
UPC: 9780393246582
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6075
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