Mission to Algiers

Mission to Algiers : Diplomacy by Engagement

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Ambassador Cameron Hume's Mission to Algiers relates the dramatic account of the U.S. Algerian embassy's promotion of democracy, rule of law, and market economy in a region experiencing great change. Hume's first-hand account chronicles the Algerian government's near bankruptcy in the 1990s, the Islamist insurgency that killed 100,000 people and threatened the country's stability, and the slow push toward democracy in the face of one-party rule. Hume's account shows the strengths and weaknesses of American foreign engagement, and most importantly the theory and method behind using expanding bilateral relations to enable a massive reduction in terrorist violence, and bolstering positive economic and political change.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 186 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 521.64g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073911204X
  • 9780739112045

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Assignment (October 1996-December 15, 1997) Chapter 2 Setting Out (December 16, 1997-March 15, 1998) Chapter 3 Making a Plan (March 16-July 24, 1998) Chapter 4 Expanding Our Openings (July 25-November 6, 1998) Chapter 5 Breakthrough, Then Setback (November 7, 1998-April 20, 1999) Chapter 6 The Turning Point (April 20-August 20, 1999) Chapter 7 Making Real Progress (August 21-December 31, 1999) Chapter 8 Up Tempo (January 1-May 29, 2000) Chapter 9 Mission's End (May 30-September 13, 2000)
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Review quote

At a time when the United States is encouraging democratic development in the Middle East, the Algerian case of partially successful transition to democracy should be better known. This is a good case study of what an Ambassador actually does on a day to day basis...a well-written, first hand account of recent history. -- William B. Quandt, University of Virginia
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About Cameron R. Hume

Cameron R. Hume is the Ambassador in charge of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. He is internationally recognized as one of the most senior and distinguished members of the U.S. diplomatic corps.
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