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Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the US Foreign Service, Third Edition by [Harry W. Kopp, John K. Naland]
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"This third edition of Career Diplomacy is a masterful summary of the roles and responsibilities of our modern-day diplomatic service. It is must reading for current and future practitioners and also commended to our legislators and those involved in the new administration. Career Diplomacy not only thoroughly explains what the US Foreign Service does but also reminds us of the indispensable role it plays in supporting our national security." - John D. Negroponte, former director of national intelligence, and vice chairman, McLarty Associates
"A truly wonderful description of every aspect of life as a Foreign Service officer. Harry Kopp and John Naland have updated superbly the classic work on the diplomatic profession, providing a comprehensive, thoughtful, and frank portrayal of the U.S. Foreign Service, past, present, and future." - David Petraeus, (US Army, Ret.), Commander of the Surges in Iraq and Afghanistan and recipient of the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award
"Career Diplomacy is essential reading for those who want either to enter or understand the Foreign Service. This updated edition contains much new material while managing an excellent balancing between what is new and what is unchanging in diplomatic work, along with a fine understanding of why effective diplomacy is so essential to policy success." - Ronald E. Neumann (ret.), former ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahrain, and Algeria and president, American Academy of Diplomacy,
"Career Diplomacy paints a vivid, meticulous portrait of Foreign Service life. In a digital age in which many question whether professional diplomats still have value, and at a moment in American politics in which the Department of State is increasingly starved of resources and respect, this book offers a powerful case for diplomacy's continuing significance. In an increasingly fragmented and confusing world, we'll need American diplomats more than ever to help make sense of a changing landscape and mobilize coalitions to meet its challenges." - William J. Burns, Former Deputy Secretary of State and Ambassador to Russia; Current President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,
"The release of the third edition of Career Diplomacy could not be more timely. At a time when America's role in the world is the subject of intense debate in Washington and in red and blue states, this book will help new readers (and voters) understand the essence of how U.S. diplomacy works and why a strong Foreign Service is in the national interest." - Lino Gutiérrez, Former Ambassador to Argentina and Current Executive Director, Una Chapman Cox Foundation
"Career Diplomacy is not - or not solely - a guide for the aspiring diplomat. It goes well beyond that. In straight-forward language, it is a window into who our country's diplomats are, and why they serve." - Barbara K. Bodine, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy The Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
"This thoroughly researched book details the history, structure and workings of the Foreign Service of the United States. Anyone contemplating a career in diplomacy should study it, with confidence that the implementation of American foreign policy will remain essential to our nation - despite the Trump Administration's apparent disinterest in diplomacy." - William C. Harrop, former ambassador to Israel and inspector general of the Department of State,
"Career Diplomacy is an incredibly comprehensive and all encompassing narrative on American diplomacy - a lucid, but sober, compelling description of a generally unknown and unappreciated corps of professionals dedicated to serving America. It will inspire and guide those Americans seeing to follow those who have gone before." - Edward W. Gnehm, Jr., former ambassador to Jordan and director general of the Foreign Service,
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Career Diplomacy is an insider's guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country's national security interests around the globe. The authors explore the five career tracks--consular, political, economic, management, and public diplomacy--through their own experience and through interviews with more than a hundred current and former members of the Foreign Service. They lay out what to expect in a Foreign Service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service--how to get in, get around, and get ahead.

New in the third edition: - A discussion of the relationship of the Foreign Service and the Department of State to other agencies, and to the combatant commands - An expanded analysis of hiring procedures - Commentary on political appointments and running an agency staffed by both Civil Service and Foreign Service personnel- A fresh examination of the changing nature and demographics of the Foreign Service

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B074Q3MN93
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Georgetown University Press; 3rd edition (1 September 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4728 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 367 pages
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