In this entertaining and informative collection, career diplomat
Charles Freeman brings together keen observations, witty insights,
shrewd advice, and classic words of wisdom on the art and practice
of diplomacy. In so doing, this wide-ranging compendium draws on
many cultures, ancient and modern. This revised edition adds about
eighty new entries to the text. Like the first edition, it should be
useful to "anyone who may be called upon to deal with complex and
challenging situations in cross-cultural circumstances.
Charles 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
affairs. He was a fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in
1994-95 and is the author of Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy
(USIP Press) and Diplomat's Dictionary (USIP Press).