Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy
In this comprehensive treatment, distinguished diplomat Chas
Freeman describes the fundamental principles of the art of
statecraft and the craft of diplomacy. The book draws on the
author's years of experience as a practicing diplomat but also his
extensive reading of the histories of ancient India, China, Greece,
Rome, Byzantium, and the Islamic world as well as modern Europe,
Asia, and the Americas. Among numerous other subjects, the book
addresses the role of intelligence, political actions, cultural
influence, economic measures, and military power, as well as
diplomatic strategy and tactics, negotiation, and the tasks and
skills of diplomacy.
Chas. W. Freeman, Jr., has been a career officer in the U.S.
Foreign Service, ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf
War, and assistant secretary of defense for international security