Tag: The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal

Idealpolitik vs. Realpolitik: Idealism or ‘realism with a moral face’?

     

How to temper idealism with the demands of responsible statecraft—without abandoning our commitment to democracy and human rights? is the question posed by Ivan Krastev, the Henry A. Kissinger Chair… Read more »

Why history isn’t moving inexorably in the direction of democracy

     

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it seemed that history was moving inexorably in the direction of democracy and free markets—that we’d reached the “end of history” and could… Read more »

Democratic revival needs diplomatic renewal?

     

A revival of diplomacy will facilitate democratic renewal, a leading diplomat contends. The liberal order that the United States had built and led after World War II would, we hoped,… Read more »

The lost art of diplomacy for democracy

     

Diplomacy may be one of the world’s oldest professions, but it’s also one of the most misunderstood, says William J. Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and… Read more »