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The spox sat on a stump and did she not thunk this crappy script stunk?

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State Dept: “The United States does not support political transitions.” Oh really? http://t.co/KXvXgYgJYX

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Edward W. Clark started his career in the State Department as a diplomatic courier in 1941. In 1973, he was the Political Counselor at the U.S.

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Ambassadors

Why is everyone hating on the 19th Century? 1.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin for attempting a return to 19th Century diplomacy in his handling of relations with Ukraine. 445 more words

Modern Europe

Review: The remarkable education of John Quincy Adams

Phyllis Levin’s “The remarkable education of John Quincy Adams” is a detailed look at the life and family of our sixth president from his childhood through serving as ambassador to Russia during the War of 1812 and Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. 236 more words

Book Review

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson focuses on three extraordinary Americans who were in London from 1939-1945, Edward R. Morrow, the broadcast journalist, John Gilbert Winant, the American ambassador to Great Britain, and Averell Harriman, a confidante of both Franklin D. 113 more words

Non-fiction

LJS 454 – Seiyō Senpaku Zukai

For the majority of the Edo period (1600-1868), the Japanese shogunate enforced a policy of isolationism referred to the sakoku policy, codified in the 1630s and ended with Matthew Calbraith Perry’s (1794-1858) high-pressure negotiations to open Japan to Western trade. 2,015 more words

42 Historical People, No. 11: Kosa Pan, Siamese diplomat and nationalist.

Before the period of European imperialism in Asia and Africa in the 19th century, we tend to think of Europe and the rest of the world (excluding the Americas) as pursuing pretty separate tracks. 514 more words

History