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Center for Innovative Diplomacy Report - August/September 1984

  • Author(s): Center for Innovative Diplomacy
  • Editor(s): Kline, Alex
  • et al.
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Editor's NoteI ^J AThaentalfbilrositdenmcoaugnazteinreediCnIsDeritasfotyr eBaary,thAeryewa ecraembupusislynpeuwbslpisahpienrgs•/•Xcalled Taking Off. 1remember being impressed by the novel mix-W Wture of mature professionalism and youthful idealism apparentfrom the assorted items in their windowless Palo Alto office: an IBMcomputer in the corner, stacks of The NewYork Times and Wall Street Journalpiled against the walls and satirical posters of Andropov and Reaganhanging over the desks.Since then, I've joined the staff of CID as the editor of this bimonthlynewsletter. Unlike forthcoming issues of TfigCID Report which will containmore news and analysis, this first issue is intended as an introduction toCID's personalities and projects. 1hope that you'll find the interviews withour our resident doctor, engineer, and lawyer to be stimulating and informative. Their answers show that CIDencompasses a healthy range of viewsand expertise, united by a common commitment to prevent nuclear war.This issue also contains what will be two of our regular features. One is acondensation of CID's most recent working papers. This month we featureMichael Shuman's "International Institution Building: The Missing Link forPeace," which takes a critical look at recent books by Freeman Dyson andjonathan Schell. Another regular feature is "Citizen Diplomacy," in whichwe report developments in individual and community efforts to influenceforeign policy. This month's column compares American and Soviet effortsto. repress their citizen diplomats.One final aside. This newsletter is your newsletter as well. Please send usyour reactions and any relevant news clippings, and we'll try to publish asampling in our next issue.Alex Kline

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