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Author Burns, William J. (William Joseph), 1956- author
Title The back channel : a memoir of American diplomacy and the case for its renewal / William J. Burns
Imprint London : C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 2019
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  E840.8.B857 A3 2019    DUE 08-24-22    30610020609715
Descript 503 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
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Note Also published by Random House in 2019
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-483) and index
"Over the course of more than three decades as an American diplomat, William J. Burns played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time--from the bloodless end of the Cold War to the collapse of relations with Putin's Russia, from post-9/11 tumult in the Middle East to the secret nuclear talks with Iran. Burns draws on a treasure trove of newly declassified cables and memos to offer rare insight into US diplomacy in action. He illuminates the back channels of his profession, and its value in a world that resembles neither the zero-sum Cold War of his early career, nor the 'unipolar moment' of American primacy that followed. The back channel recounts with vivid detail and incisive analysis the seminal moments of a legendary career and makes an eloquent and impassioned argument for diplomacy in an increasingly volatile world"-- Provided by publisher
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
Subject Burns, William J. (William Joseph), 1956-
Diplomats -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
Burns, William J. (William Joseph), 1956- fast (OCoLC)fst01963357
Diplomatic relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01907412
Diplomats. fast (OCoLC)fst00894415
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Since 1945 fast
Biographies. fast (OCoLC)fst01919896
Alt Title The back channel : American diplomacy in a disordered world
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