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The Resource THE BACK CHANNEL : A MEMOIR OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND THE CASE FOR ITS RENEWAL, by William J. Burns

THE BACK CHANNEL : A MEMOIR OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND THE CASE FOR ITS RENEWAL, by William J. Burns

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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
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by William J. Burns
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ambassador William J. Burns is the most distinguished and admired American diplomat of the last half century. Over the course of four decades, he played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time--from the bloodless end of the Cold War to post-Cold War relations with Putin's Russia, from post-9/11 tumult in the Middle East to the secret nuclear talks with Iran. Upon his retirement, Secretary John Kerry said Burns belonged on "the short list of American diplomatic legends, alongside George Kennan." In The Back Channel, Burns recounts with vivid detail and incisive analysis some of the seminal moments of his career. He draws on a trove of newly declassified cables and memos to give readers a rare, inside look at American diplomacy in action, and of the people who worked with him. His dispatches from war-torn Chechnya and Qadhafi's camp in the deserts of Libya and his searing memos warning of the "Perfect Storm" unleashed by the Iraq War will reshape our understanding of history and 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. Ultimately, The Back Channel is an eloquent, deeply informed, and timely story of a life spent in service of American interests abroad, as well as a powerful reminder, in a time of great turmoil, of the importance of diplomacy"--
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autobiography
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Burns, William J.
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.B857
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Burns, William J.
  • Diplomats
  • United States
  • United States
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THE BACK CHANNEL : A MEMOIR OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND THE CASE FOR ITS RENEWAL, by William J. Burns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780525508861
Lccn
2018042715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0023229211
Label
THE BACK CHANNEL : A MEMOIR OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND THE CASE FOR ITS RENEWAL, by William J. Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780525508861
Lccn
2018042715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0023229211

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