Diplomacy http://kwgs.org en Best of ST in 2013: "Lawrence in Arabia" http://kwgs.org/post/best-st-2013-lawrence-arabia <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we listen back to our conversation with author and journalist Scott Anderson, who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and other war- and strife-torn countries. Anderson's newest book, which he speaks about on today's show, is "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East." One New York Times book critic has hailed this work as "fine, sophisticated, richly detailed...[and] filled with invaluably complex and fine-tuned information.... Eminently readable.... Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:02:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 52453 at http://kwgs.org Best of ST in 2013: "Lawrence in Arabia" "Diplo-Mapping: The Maps Diplomats Draw and Their Consequences" http://kwgs.org/post/diplo-mapping-maps-diplomats-draw-and-their-consequences <p>When lines are drawn on a map --- when the borders of a given state are finally, somehow, agreed upon --- how are the people and culture connected with these lines affected, both immediately and over time? How, and why, are societies or customs changed --- or not changed --- when such lines are established? Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:52:43 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 49679 at http://kwgs.org "Diplo-Mapping: The Maps Diplomats Draw and Their Consequences" "Behind the Scenes of American Diplomacy" http://kwgs.org/post/behind-scenes-american-diplomacy <p>What does it take to be a successful diplomat? How does one best "train" or prepare for this type of work? And how, if at all, does the art of diplomacy differ from how it was, say, twenty or thirty years ago? A recent change of leadership at the U.S. State Department --- in the wake of last year's deadly attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens as well as three other Americans --- has reminded us, once again, of the serious challenges now facing the U.S. Foreign Service. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:33:23 +0000 Rich Fisher 34778 at http://kwgs.org "Behind the Scenes of American Diplomacy"