WikiLeaks Still Rippling

‘Tis the season of the summer blockbuster and our profession’s closest approximation thereof offers something for everyone. Sex, violence, intrigue, the ubiquitous cultural icon Lady Gaga – WikiLeaks has it all. But what does it teach us as diplomatic historians? As concerned citizens? So far, WikiLeaks raises more questions than it answers. Last year, news […]

Welcome Back Foggy Bottom

Foreign policy inspiration often comes from unlikely places. In 1946 George Kennan, the painfully shy, little-known number two at the US Embassy in Moscow, articulated a concept – containment – that guided American policy toward the Soviet Union through the Cold War. During the Bush administration it was Paul Wolfowitz, the number two at the […]