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Featured Article: The End of End State



Featured Article: The End of End State
Featured article: The End of End State – Strategic Planning Process for the 21st Century by William J. Davis The two quotes above are indicative of a cultural fault line that exists between national command authorities and senior military advisors over the decision to employ military force for matters of… Read More

Featured Article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper



Featured Article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper
Featured article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper by Edward Marks Foreign Affairs Ministers no longer hold a monopoly over foreign affairs, as the process of international relations now includes domestic agencies and important non-state actors as major participants. This process, beginning early in the 20th century, became more… Read More

Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy



Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy
Featured article: Defining Diplomacy by Edward Marks Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose. Few of us would claim that the U.S. government and the Department of State provides equivalent experience with any degree of seriousness or comprehensiveness. Our Foreign Service… Read More

Featured Article: Megacities – Assessment Factors



Featured Article: Megacities – Assessment Factors
Featured article: Megacities – Assessment Factors by Gus Otto and AJ Besik Looking around without seeing anyone; asking without being in earshot of someone; and walking in any direction without having to watch out for someone may indicate you are in a megacity. So what is a megacity? No one… Read More