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Protocol For the Modern Diplomat By U.S. Department of State
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Few things are as anxiety provoking for the first-time embassy or mission employee or family member as the notion of diplomatic protocol. Protocol can sound both stuffy and mysterious at the same... More > time; and most of us believe we have had little experience in our nongovernment lives to prepare us. In fact, the rules and processes of diplomatic protocol are based in pragmatic thinking, common sense, and good manners—areas where we all have had some experience. Protocol makes the job of representing our nation easier by facilitating our work as a mission team, making our relationships and interactions within the diplomatic and host country communities more predictable, and by providing a basic social framework and hierarchy to follow.< Less
Central Asian Security Trends: Views from Europe and Russia [Enlarged Edition] By Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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On January 25-26, 2010, SSI organized a conference entitled, “Contemporary issues in International Security,” at the Finnish embassy in Washington, DC. This was the second in what we... More > hoped will be annual conferences bringing together U.S., European, and Russian scholars and experts to discuss such issues in an open forum. The importance of such regular dialogues among experts is well known, and the benefits of these discussions are considerable. Just as we published the papers of the 2008 conference in 2009 (Stephen J. Blank, ed., Prospects for U.S. Russian Security Cooperation, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009), we are doing so now. However, in this case, we are publishing the papers on a panel-by panel basis.< Less
Autonomous Weapon Systems: A Brief Survey of Developmental, Operational, Legal, and Ethical Issues By Jeffrey L. Caton, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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Stories about unmanned vehicles now appear regularly in the national news—and not always in good ways. Within the last 2 years, privately-owned drones have crashed on the White House lawn,... More > surveilled the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and buzzed German Chancellor Angela Merkel. When used in military operations, autonomous weapon systems (AWS) have the potential to save lives as well as apply lethal force across land, sea, and air. In this Letort Paper, Mr. Jeffrey Caton posits that the development of AWS policy and doctrine should characterize autonomy not as a discrete property of a given system, but rather as a function that varies in its strategic, operational, and tactical context and mission application. Further, he argues that AWS design, planning, and operations should be tempered with the purposeful consideration of human judgment and control as well as legal and ethical standards that foster international credibility.< Less
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Contra Cross By William Meara
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A journey through the Central American wars of the 1980s as seen through the eyes of a young American officer who worked on both sides of insurgency in the region: In El Salvador Bill Meara supported... More > efforts to defeat insurgents; with Nicaraguans he worked to keep an insurgency alive. One of very few Americans to see both sides up close, he takes readers into his world as an advisor struggling with cultural differences and human rights violations while trying to stay alive in murderous El Salvador. We join him on dangerous helicopter rides into contra base camps on the Honduran-Nicaraguan border and into a U.S. Embassy under attack. From Special Forces school at Ft. Bragg to Joan Baez’s back-stage party in Managua to a contra POW camp deep in the jungle, we get a taste of Meara’s world up close.< Less
Diplomatic Discourse By Justin Schuster, Eric Stern
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Throughout the summer of 2013, The Politic—Yale University's Undergraduate Political Journal—created Diplomatic Discourse, a collection of over 100 interviews with United States... More > Ambassadors, examining careers in the Foreign Service and contemporary issues facing American policy overseas. More than 50 Yale students conducted interviews over the telephone, via Skype and email, and in person at embassies worldwide. From France to Fiji, Mongolia to Mexico, Haiti to the Holy See, these are the stories of the men and women on the frontlines of American foreign policy. Since 1947, The Politic has provided an outlet for the politically inclined on Yale’s campus with past Editors including Fareed Zakaria, Gideon Rose and Robert Kagan. The Politic features long-form, investigative articles focusing on topics of domestic and international significance and interviews with the world's foremost public servants, policy makers and intellectuals, including President Obama, President Ford, Secretary Kerry, and many more.< Less
6-The Automobile Girls at Washington By Laura Dent Crane
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The girls head down to Washington D.C. where they avail themselves of the sights, politics, foreign Ambassadors and requests for their assistance. They entertain invitations to the Chinese Embassy,... More > the White House, and other important spots around the seat of U.S. power. Their young and free-wheeling ways ruffle a few feathers as they become involved in another mystery. This is the final book in the series.< Less
Cosmic Wanderers - Homeward Bound By Jasmuheen
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Cosmic Wanderers – Homeward Bound In “Cosmic Wanderers – Homeward Bound” story-teller Jasmuheen brings it all to the Universal stage, to address intergalactic warfare, Earth... More > as a garden of Eden, her future and past, plus prophecy & global change. Sharing accepted spiritual intelligence in an entertaining way, Jasmuheen provides in-depth information on U.F.O.’s, walk-ins, abductions,inter-dimensional life & Beings of Light, Essence extensions of the Great Central Sun, E.T. genetic manipulation, the alchemy of futuristic science regarding worlds ascending and the metaphysics of peace for all. Entwining the ongoing love stories of 8tlan, Tao Lao, Rani, Tan and other well-loved characters in this series, ancient esoteric wisdoms are revealed that are so relevant to Earth today. It is not necessary to have read the previous books in the Enchanted Kingdom series, to enjoy and appreciate all that this new book in the E.K. series “Cosmic Wanderers - Homeward Bound” contains.< Less
Global Import Regulations For Pre-Owned Medical Devices (Used And Refurbished) By Simon Francis
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This is the sixth edition of of this work, again issued by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This report seeks to collect and compile information on the... More > regulations relating to the importation of pre-owned (used and refurbished) capital medical equipment in countries around the world. It also includes some information on market demand for such equipment. This report does not attempt to address the issue of re-use of single-use devices (SUDs). The main sources for this report are responses filed by the staff of the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) stationed in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. Simon Francis compiled and edited this edition for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.< Less
Born Expatriated By Sara S Villarreal Bishop
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An American expatriate's primer for being pregnant overseas in an Embassy environment and the return to the U.S. for birth. Plus thoughts and ideas regarding raising your American child in a foreign... More > environment, sometimes with unusual circumstances or situations (like visiting foreign diplomats). Hints and help for how to balance all of this by making informed choices. Travel tips, packing tips, organization and hints to help survive this huge change to your expatriated existence!< Less