Panama Odyssey

Jorden, William J.

Verlag: Univ of Texas Pr, 1984
ISBN 10: 0292764693 / ISBN 13: 9780292764699
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The Panama Canal Treaties of 1977 were the most significant foreign policy achievement of the Carter administration. Most Latin American nations had regarded the 1903 treaty and its later minor modifications as vestiges of "American colonialism" and obstacles to any long-term, stable relationship with the United States. Hence, at a time when conflicts were mushrooming in Central America, the significance of the new Panama treaties cannot be overestimated.

Former Ambassador to Panama William J. Jorden has provided the definitive account of the long and often contentious negotiations that produced those treaties. It is a vividly written reconstruction of the complicated process that began in 1964 and ended with ratification of the new pacts in 1978. Based on his personal involvement behind the scenes in the White House (1972?1974) and in the United States Embassy in Panama (1974?1978), Jorden has produced a unique living history. Access to documents and the personalities of both governments and, equally important, Jorden's personal recollections of participants on both sides make this historical study an incomparable document of U. S. foreign relations.

Beyond the singular story of the treaties themselves?and how diplomats negotiate in the modern world?is the rare description of how the United States deals with a major foreign policy problem. How does a superpower cope with a tiny nation that happens to occupy a strategically critical position? And how does the U. S. Senate face up to its constitutionally assigned power to "advise and consent"? Once treaties are approved, does the House of Representatives help or hinder? Panama Odyssey also deals with another crucial element in the shaping of policy?public opinion: how is it informed or led astray?

In sum, this is a history, a handbook on diplomacy, a course in government, and a revelation of foreign policy in action, all based on a fascinating and controversial episode in the U. S. experience.

Über den Autor: William J. Jorden (1923?2009), former United States ambassador to Panama, was a member of the National Security Council Staff under Presidents Johnson and Nixon. He also was a member of the U. S. delegation to the Vietnam peace talks in Paris. Before his distinguished diplomatic career, he was a well-known foreign correspondent and diplomatic writer for the New York Times.

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Titel: Panama Odyssey
Verlag: Univ of Texas Pr
Erscheinungsdatum: 1984
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: Very Good
Auflage: First

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Jorden, William J.
Verlag: Univ of Texas Pr, US (1984)
ISBN 10: 0292764693 ISBN 13: 9780292764699
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Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, US, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0292764693 Very good in very good chipped edgeworn dust jacket. First edition * Quality, Value, Experience. Artikel-Nr. WARE75KK4731

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