The craft of political analysis for diplomats [electronic resource] / Raymond F. Smith.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Content Notes:
      Glossary of common State Department terms -- What is political analysis and why is it a craft? -- The objectives of diplomatic political analysis -- The audience -- The competition -- The analyst's personal toolkit -- The analytic tools -- Criteria for superior reporting: the State Department view -- Case study: the collapse of the Soviet Union (1): early embassy Moscow views -- Case study: the collapse of the Soviet Union (2): coup against Gorbachev -- The compass and the weather vane -- Technological change, the risk of irrelevance, and the continuing need.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Access is available to current Cairn University students, faculty and staff.
    • Other Titles:
      Adst-dacor diplomats and diplomacy series
    • ISBN:
      9781597977296 (pbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2011013946
    • Accession Number:
      cul.b2095103