Diplomacy for the Next Century

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Yale University Press, 1998 M01 1 - 191 páginas
In this wise and eloquent book, one of the world's preeminent senior statesmen presents his views on the challenges of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. Abba Eban, who has been Israel's ambassador to the United Nations and to the United States as well as the foreign minister in several Israeli governments, draws on his years of experience and knowledge to offer an overview of diplomacy as practiced in today's world.

Interweaving historical data with personal reminiscences, Eban reviews the Cold War period and its end in 1989, praising the diplomatic restraint in the years that have followed; discusses the ethical confrontation between power and conscience in a wide range of international decisions and actions; and points out the difficulty of reconciling the promotion of universal human rights with respect for national sovereignty. Eban goes on to deplore the lack of privacy in international negotiations that is the result of an increasingly intrusive media, shows that nuclear warfare is not a restraint against frequent military intervention, and warns against inflated views of what can be expected from the United Nations. He concludes with thoughts about the quest for peace in the Middle East.

Instructive, erudite, and witty, Eban's tour through diplomatic history vividly demonstrates that the wisdom of the past can be immensely valuable as we seek to negotiate and maintain peace in the future.

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Eban obviously enjoyed himself during the Castle Lectures at Yale (collected here), as he ranged like a well-trained bull through a china shop of political correctness. Eban, for many years foreign ... Leer comentario completo

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Eban has been a towering figure in Israeli politics since the country's 1948 founding; representative to the United Nations and ambassador to the United States are just two of his many credentials. He ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

September 15 1950
1
The Cold War Remembered
8
Dilemmas of Diplomats
27
The Perils of Analogy
49
Human Rights Seldom Win
60
The Intrusive Media
75
WhereIf Not at the Summit?
89
Still Too Many Wars
104
No New OrderYet
118
The Oslo Negotiations
141
The Unfinished Quest for Peace in the Middle East
154
Afterword
169
Notes
177
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Abba Eban in addition to his diplomatic and political roles in the Israeli government, Abba Eban was narrator of the nine-hour television series Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, which he turned into a best-selling book. His latest television film, The Brink of Peace, is a survey of the Middle Eastern peace process. He is also the author of numerous other books, including My People, The New Diplomacy, and Personal Witness: Israel through My Eyes.

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