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The Resource The back channel : a memoir of American diplomacy and the case for its renewal, William J. Burns

The back channel : a memoir of American diplomacy and the case for its renewal, William J. Burns

Label
The back channel : a memoir of American diplomacy and the case for its renewal
Title
The back channel
Title remainder
a memoir of American diplomacy and the case for its renewal
Statement of responsibility
William J. Burns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Burns recounts some of the seminal moments of his career. He gives readers a rare inside look at American diplomacy in action. His dispatches from war-torn Chechnya and Qaddafi's bizarre camp in the Libyan desert and his warnings of the "Perfect Storm" that would be unleashed by the Iraq War will reshape our understanding of history--and inform the policy debates of the future. Burns sketches the contours of effective American leadership in a world that resembles neither the zero-sum Cold War contest of his early years as a diplomat nor the "unipolar moment" of American primacy that followed
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, William J.
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.B857
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burns, William J.
  • Diplomats
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The back channel : a memoir of American diplomacy and the case for its renewal, William J. Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprenticeship: the education of a diplomat -- The Baker years: shaping order -- Yeltsin's Russia: the limits of agency -- Jordan's moment of transition: the power of partnership -- Age of terror: the inversion of force and diplomacy -- Putin's disruptions: managing great power trainwrecks -- Obama's long game: bets, pivots, and resets in a post-primacy world -- The Arab Spring: when the short game intercedes -- Iran and the bomb: the secret talks -- Pivotal power: restoring America's tool of first resort
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780525508861
Lccn
2018042715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1060178054
  • (OCoLC)1060178054
Label
The back channel : a memoir of American diplomacy and the case for its renewal, William J. Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprenticeship: the education of a diplomat -- The Baker years: shaping order -- Yeltsin's Russia: the limits of agency -- Jordan's moment of transition: the power of partnership -- Age of terror: the inversion of force and diplomacy -- Putin's disruptions: managing great power trainwrecks -- Obama's long game: bets, pivots, and resets in a post-primacy world -- The Arab Spring: when the short game intercedes -- Iran and the bomb: the secret talks -- Pivotal power: restoring America's tool of first resort
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780525508861
Lccn
2018042715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1060178054
  • (OCoLC)1060178054

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