Conflict and Crisis: A Foreign Service Story
- Publish Date: 1997-04-24
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Roy M. Melbourne
This book is a down-to-earth narrative by a Foreign Service officer who, over a 35-year career, participated in the birth and maturity of a world American foreign policy dealing with World War, Cold War, Mideast turbulence, and Third World development. He shows the Service facing Japanese house arrest, reporting on Axis Eastern Europe, operating in communinized Rumania, and participating in Tehran and Baghdad crises. In Washington he was in charge of Balkan affairs, led a prolonged task force during the crucial Nigerian Civil War, and helped structure our global national security operations. The book is intended for both general foreign affairs readers and courses and seminars in American foreign policy, national security policy, cold war, the Balkans, Mideast, and Africa.