2017 Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation to the Department of State

The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation to the Department of State (HAC) has two principal responsibilities: overseeing the preparation and timely publication of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series by the department’s Office of the Historian (HO), and monitoring the declassification and release of State Department records.


Re: Cardwell on Sklar, 'Creating the American Century: The Ideas and Legacies of America's Twentieth-Century Foreign Policy Founders'

Curt Cardwell’s review of Martin J. Sklar’s Creating the American Century is thoughtful, insightful, and fair. It will hopefully guide more readers to a through a challenging but important book. I offer one minor corrective – to the statement that “Sklar deserves criticism for such comments at that ‘the Anglo-American, or ‘Anglo-Saxon’ was (is) the most advanced … race’ in the last two or three hundred years of human history.”

H-Diplo Reactions to Released Records on the Tet Offenesive [Jervis]

From: Robert Jervis <rlj1@columbia.edu>

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just released the first of 3 tranches of records on the Tet Offensive.

The first batch is heavy on CIA records and can be found here:  https://www.intelligence.gov/tet-declassified.

2019-2020 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is announcing the opening of its 2019-2020 Fellowship competition. The Center, located in the heart of Washington, DC, awards approximately 15-20 academic year residential fellowships to academics, practitioners, journalists, former public officials, and independent experts from any country with outstanding project proposals on global issues. The Center welcomes policy-relevant proposals which complement the Center's programming priorities.

Interview with Sarah Snyder on "From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy"

It's a little old now, but I got to record a podcast with Sarah Snyder about her new book. We spent an hour talking about the book's content as well as some bigger questions about human rights as an issue in the United States.



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