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Author Farrow, Ronan, 1987- author
Title War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence / Ronan Farrow
Imprint New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]
book jacket
 Modern History Library  327.73 F246 2021    AVAILABLE    30550100700564
Edition Revised and updated edition
Descript xxxv, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Prologue : Mahogany Row massacre -- Part I. The last diplomats. American myths ; Lady Taliban ; Dick ; The Mango Case ; The other Haqqani Network ; Duplicity ; The frat house ; Mission : Impossible ; Walking on glass ; Farmer Holbrooke ; A little less conversation ; A-Rod ; Promise me you'll end the war ; The wheels come off the bus ; The memo ; The real thing -- Part II. Shoot first, ask questions never. General rule ; Dostum : He is telling the truth and discouraging all lies ; White beast ; The shortest spring ; Midnight at the ranch -- Part III. Present at the destruction. The state of the Secretary ; The mosquito and the sword ; Meltdown -- Epilogue : the tool of first resort
"United States foreign policy is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Institutions of diplomacy and development are reeling from deep budget cuts. The diplomats who make America's deals and protect its citizens around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. In a journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth-- Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them-- investigative journalist Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His firsthand experience as a State Department official affords a personal look at some of the last standard bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Drawing on newly unearthed documents, and richly informed by rare interviews with warlords, whistle-blowers, and policymakers--including every living secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton to Rex Tillerson-- Farrow makes the case for an endangered profession." -- Description provided by publisher
Subject Holbrooke, Richard C., 1941-2010
United States. Department of State
World politics -- 21st century
Afghan War, 2001-2021
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century
United States -- Foreign relations administration
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021
United States -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan -- Pāṭa
Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- United States
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