Foreign service : five decades on the frontlines of American diplomacy
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Santa Monica, California : Washington, D.C. : The Rand Corporation ;, [2017].
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
327.2 DOBBI
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xv, 329 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English
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9780815730040, 0815730047

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Includes index
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From Vietnam in the 1960s to Afghanistan in this decade, James Dobbins was on the frontlines of American diplomacy and worked to advance U.S. national interests in some of the world's most difficult and troubled arenas. In Foreign Service, Dobbins takes the reader behind the scenes at the Vietnam peace talks, the darkest days of the Cold War, the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. military interventions in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo, and Somalia. He provides a thoughtful insider's account of all these ventures, analyzes the sources of both success and failure, and provides incisive portraits of many of the chief actors. Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama turned repeatedly to Dobbins as a diplomatic trouble-shooter with the right instincts and experience to help find solutions for seemingly irresolvable problems. Foreign Service vividly captures why they did.
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Dobbins, J. (2017). Foreign service: five decades on the frontlines of American diplomacy. Santa Monica, California : Washington, D.C.: The Rand Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dobbins, James, 1942-. 2017. Foreign Service: Five Decades On the Frontlines of American Diplomacy. Santa Monica, California : Washington, D.C.: The Rand Corporation.

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Dobbins, James, 1942-, Foreign Service: Five Decades On the Frontlines of American Diplomacy. Santa Monica, California : Washington, D.C.: The Rand Corporation, 2017.

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Dobbins, James. Foreign Service: Five Decades On the Frontlines of American Diplomacy. Santa Monica, California : Washington, D.C.: The Rand Corporation, 2017. Print.

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