Diplomacy and Statecraft

LBJ School students, under the guidance of LBJ Professors Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri, examined the practices of diplomatic services in other major countries to see what lessons could be helpful in improving the effectiveness of American diplomacy. This report is a follow up to a policy research project released in April 2017.

Read the LBJ School's piece on the policy research project: https://lbj.utexas.edu/lbj-school-students-reinvent-diplomacy-year-long-...

If anything positive can be said to emerge from the alarming revelations of Russian meddling in our presidential election, it is that the blowback seems to have forced President Donald Trump to back away from the cozy relationship he was trying to develop with Vladimir Putin. Yet we also need to avoid a dangerous slide toward confrontation. Having negotiated with Russians during my diplomatic career, I know we must deal with Russia and we need a set of guiding principles to move us forward, writes LBJ professor Robert Hutchings. 

Commentary from Ed Dorn suggests that Russia's potential influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is similar to prior U.S. actions in other countries. He goes on to discuss Russia's primary motivations for preferring Trump to Hillary Clinton as president of the U.S.

Commentary from Ed Dorn suggests that Russia's potential influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is similar to prior U.S. actions in other countries. He goes on to discuss Russia's primary motivations for preferring Trump to Hillary Clinton as president of the U.S.

Commentary from Ed Dorn suggests that Russia's potential influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is similar to prior U.S. actions in other countries. He goes on to discuss Russia's primary motivations for preferring Trump to Hillary Clinton as president of the U.S.

Risking a diplomatic contretemps, Texas’ governor and junior U.S. senator on Sunday made an arguably shrewd political calculation, meeting in Houston with the president of Taiwan over the objections of China. LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri breaks down possible motives behind the decision. 

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