Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy by Robert HutchingsForeign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy by Robert Hutchings

Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy

EditorRobert Hutchings, Jeremi Suri

Paperback | July 14, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 194 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Diplomacy is essential to the conduct of foreign policy and international business in the twenty-first century. Yet, few international actors are trained to understand or practice effective diplomacy. Poor diplomacy has contributed to repeated setbacks for the United States and other majorpowers in the last decade. Drawing on deep historical research, this book aims to 'reinvent' diplomacy for our current era. The original and comparative research provides a foundation for thinking about what successful outreach, negotiation, and relationship-building with foreign actors should look like. Instead of focusingonly on failures, as most studies do, this one interrogates success. The book provides a framework for defining successful diplomacy and implementing it in diverse contexts. Chapters analyze the activities of diverse diplomats (including state and non-state actors) in enduring cases, including:post-WWII relief, the rise of the non-aligned movement, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the U.S. opening to China, the Camp David Accords, the reunification of Germany, the creation of the European Union, the completion of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and relief aid to pre-2001Afghanistan. The cases are diverse and historical, but they are written with an eye toward contemporary challenges and opportunities. The book closes with systematic reflections on how current diplomats can improve their activities abroad. Foreign Policy Breakthroughs offers rigorous historical insights forpresent policy.
Robert Hutchings is Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the School in 2010, he was Diplomat in Residence at Princeton University, where he also served as Assistant Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His combined academic and dipl...
Title:Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful DiplomacyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:July 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190226129

ISBN - 13:9780190226121


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Humanitarian Diplomacy after World War II: The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration3. The Rise of Third World Diplomacy: Success and Its Meanings at the 1955 Asian-African Conference in Bandung, Indonesia4. The Birth of an International Community: Negotiating the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons5. From Isolation to Engagement: American Diplomacy and the Opening to China, 1969-19726. Sadat and Begin: Successful Diplomacy to Peace7. American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War in Europe8. The European Union as a Community of Law: Achieving Diplomatic Goals through Legal Means?9. Economic Statecraft Through the Use of Two-Level Games: Mexico's Successful Diplomacy in NAFTA and the Pacific Alliance10. Displaced Diplomacies: Reframing Development and Humanitarianism in Taliban-Era Afghanistan11. Conclusion