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Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy

Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri


Diplomacy is essential to the conduct of foreign policy and international business in the twenty-first century. Yet, few international actors are trained to understand or practice effective diplomacy. Poor diplomacy has contributed to repeated setbacks for the United States and other major powers in the last decade. Drawing on deep historical research, this book aims to ‘reinvent’ diplomacy for our current era. The original and comparative research provides a foundation for thinking about what successful outreach, negotiation, and relationship building with foreign actors should look like. Ins ... More

Keywords: diplomacy, statesman, compromise, negotiation, empathy, history, patience, alignment, secrecy, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190226114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Hutchings, editor
LBJ School, University of Texas

Jeremi Suri, editor
University of Texas

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