America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service And 21st-Century Diplomacy (Second Updated Edition)
America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy (Second Updated Edition)
"America's Other Army" brings the high-flying world of international diplomacy down to earth and puts a human face on a mysterious profession that has undergone a dramatic transformation since September 11, 2001. Through the stories of American diplomats, the book explains how their work affects millions of people in the United States and around the world every day, and how it contributes directly to U.S. security and prosperity. It shows a more inclusive American diplomacy that has moved beyond interacting with governments and has engaged with the private sector, civil society and individual citizens. Having visited 77 embassies and consulates, and interviewed more than 600 American diplomats, the author reveals a Foreign Service whose diversity and professional versatility have shattered old perceptions and redefined modern diplomacy. But he also depicts a service not fully equipped to address the complex challenges of the 21st century.
"I developed deep respect for the U.S. Foreign Service, and Nicholas Kralev shows why. These outstanding diplomats take on tough and dangerous jobs, and in the new edition of America's Other Army Kralev brings us up to date on...