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The Resource To The Secretary : leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect, Mary Thompson-Jones

To The Secretary : leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect, Mary Thompson-Jones

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To The Secretary : leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect
Title
To The Secretary
Title remainder
leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect
Statement of responsibility
Mary Thompson-Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the world awoke on November 28, 2010, and read the first of the 251,287 State Department cables made public by WikiLeaks, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini warned, 'It will be the September 11th of world diplomacy.' The WikiLeaks scandal certainly stirred tempers around the world, but it was not the implosion that many leaders expected: rather, it shed a new spotlight on the work of the U.S. foreign service. In To the Secretary, Mary Thompson-Jones explores the most fascinating and overlooked of these cables to offer an unparalleled window into the day-to-day work of U.S. diplomats, demystifying the lives of those who implement America's foreign policy across the globe. From the story of Bulgaria's Aleksi "the Tractor" Petrov to disappearing ballot ink in Ukraine, a Honduran coup d'état, or disaster relief for a devastated Haiti, To the Secretary depicts the work of ambassadors and foreign service officers through their firsthand narratives dealing with crises, corruption, and testy world leaders. Negotiating distinctly un-American customs and corridors of power, these shrewd brokers in embassies from Argentina to Zimbabwe worked tirelessly to promote American diplomacy in a world frequently hostile to the United States. To the Secretary also reveals the disconnect that diplomats face at home, guided by conflicting approaches from multiple Washington stakeholders intent on their own agenda, often unaware of realities on the ground. In an honest assessment of America's foreign policy challenges, Thompson-Jones describes the deepening gulf between decision makers in Washington and their diplomats in the field. From misinterpreted analyses of anti-Americanism to Washington's unwillingness to send resources to support diplomatic activities that could make a difference, To the Secretary shows what policymakers can learn from diplomats abroad-and how this can strengthen America's place in an unstable world"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson-Jones, Mary A
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.T46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Management
  • United States
Label
To The Secretary : leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect, Mary Thompson-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
251,287 leaked cables: Monday, November 29, 2010 -- Anti-Americanism: Let's burn the flag! -- Crises: "Post will continue to monitor the situation" -- Travel: to the ends of the Earth -- Frenemies: the faces behind diplomacy -- Wild animals: noble causes and jungle diplomacy -- Corruption: immunity, impunity, and impudence -- Iraq: diplomacy in a war zone -- Hillary Clinton: the good enough secretary
Control code
ocn902661504
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780393246582
Lccn
2016011440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026271017
System control number
(OCoLC)902661504
Label
To The Secretary : leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect, Mary Thompson-Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
251,287 leaked cables: Monday, November 29, 2010 -- Anti-Americanism: Let's burn the flag! -- Crises: "Post will continue to monitor the situation" -- Travel: to the ends of the Earth -- Frenemies: the faces behind diplomacy -- Wild animals: noble causes and jungle diplomacy -- Corruption: immunity, impunity, and impudence -- Iraq: diplomacy in a war zone -- Hillary Clinton: the good enough secretary
Control code
ocn902661504
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780393246582
Lccn
2016011440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026271017
System control number
(OCoLC)902661504

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