Diplomatic History Publications

Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency by Takeshi Matsuda

Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency

Oct 01, 2007
This book examines the cultural aspects of U.S.-Japan relations during the postwar Occupation and the early years of the Cold War and analyzes their effect on the adoption of democratic values by the Japanese. more

Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia by Geert-Hinrich Ahrens

Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia

May 01, 2007
Diplomacy on the Edge tells about the international efforts to mediate the political, economic, and social climate of the former Yugoslavia in 1991–2004. more

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11 by Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

May 01, 2007
Regime Change examines the contrasting precedents set with Iraq and Libya and analyzes the pressing crises with North Korea and Iran. This compelling book clarifies and critiques the terms in which today’s vital foreign policy and security debate is being conducted. more

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War, edited by Priscilla Roberts

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War

Oct 01, 2006
Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, with a primary focus on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century. more

Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950 by Xiaoyuan Liu

Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950

Oct 01, 2006
Xiaoyuan Liu uses the Mongolian question to illuminate larger issues of twentieth-century Asian history: how war, revolution, and great-power rivalries induced or restrained the formation of nationhood and territoriality. He argues that on its way to building a communist state, the CCP was confronted by fundamental issues pertinent to China’s transition to nation-statehood. more

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt by Charles Gati

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

May 01, 2006
The 1956 Hungarian revolution was a key event in the Cold War, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and Soviet imperialism. Fifty years later, the simplicity of this David and Goliath story should be revisited, according to Charles Gati’s new history of the revolt. more

Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation by Ming Wan

Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation

May 01, 2006
In Sino-Japanese Relations, Ming Wan argues that the relationship between China and Japan is politically dispute-prone, cyclical, and downward-trending but manageable; militarily uncertain; economically integrating; psychologically closer in people-to-people contact yet more distant. more

 Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964, by Balázs Szalontai

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964

Oct 01, 2005
Concentrating on the years 1953–64, this history describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization. more

The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know, edited by Francine R. Frankel and Harry Harding

The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know

May 01, 2004
As we move further into a new century, the two most populous nations on earth, China and India, continue a long and tangled relationship. This volume brings together scholars from political science, history, economics, international relations, and security studies to add depth to our understanding of India-China relations. more

Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954–1963, by Ilya V. Gaiduk

Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954–1963

May 01, 2003
Based on extensive research in the Russian archives, this book examines the Soviet approach to the Vietnam conflict between the 1954 Geneva conference on Indochina and late 1963, when the overthrow of the South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem and the assassination of John F. Kennedy radically transformed the conflict. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.