By Kim Ghattas

The first inside of account to be released approximately Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of nation, anchored by way of Ghattas's personal point of view and her quest to appreciate America's position within the world

In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to paintings for her former rival. As President Barack Obama’s secretary of country, she got down to fix America’s picture round the world—and her personal. For the next 4 years, BBC international correspondent Kim Ghattas had extraordinary entry to Clinton and her entourage, and he or she weaves a fast paced, gripping account of existence at the street with Clinton in The Secretary.

With the point of view of 1 who's either an insider and an intruder, Ghattas attracts on huge interviews with Clinton, management officers, and avid gamers in Washington in addition to in another country, to color an intimate and candid portrait of 1 of the main strong international politicians. full of clean insights, The Secretary presents a charming research of Clinton’s model of international relations and the Obama administration’s efforts to redefine American strength within the twenty-first century.

Populated with a solid of real-life characters, The Secretary tells the tale of Clinton’s transformation from renowned yet polarizing baby-kisser to America’s envoy to the realm in compelling element and with all of the rigidity of excessive stakes international relations. From her evolving courting with President Obama to the drama of WikiLeaks and the turmoil of the Arab Spring, we see Clinton cheerfully boarding her aircraft at three a.m. after no sleep, examining the revolt act to the chinese language, and facing her diplomatic record earlier than signing directly to warfare in Libya—all the whereas attempting to fix American management in a swiftly altering world.

Viewed via Ghattas's vantage element as a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen who grew up within the crossfire of the Lebanese civil warfare, The Secretary is additionally the author’s personal trip as she seeks to reply to the questions that haunted her formative years. How robust is the US relatively? And, whether it is in decline, who or what's going to exchange it and what is going to it suggest for the US and the realm?

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One such failure was when the Roman Senate rejected the demands made by the fetials calling for the extradition of Fabius Ambustus to the Gauls for waging war against his host, the Gauls, who had received him as ambassador. 58 The increase in the dominant strength of the Roman Empire has been observed to be a factor responsible for the contempt with which the Romans treated foreign embassies. 59 A visiting emissary, for example, had to seek approval from a Roman general, permission to send envoys.

The hypothesis of the book is that the two legal systems are compatible and can be harmonized to enhance the concept of diplomatic immunity and privilege in Muslim states. The book, therefore, aims at facilitating a better understanding of the relationship that exists between Islamic diplomatic law and international diplomatic law with the hope of ultimately maximizing diplomatic protection by clarifying and developing Islamic diplomatic law, which may, eventually, complement international diplomatic law.

5 To them, diplomacy is a phenomenon that is timeless in its existence. Diplomacy, by its concept and practice, is a field of study that cannot be said to reside exclusively in or relate only to a particular discipline. 10 Nicolson also makes clear his lack of conviction regarding the indivisibility of foreign policy and diplomacy when expounding, by way of distinction, “the curative methods of diplomacy” and the “surgical necessities of foreign policy”11: Diplomacy . . is not an end but a means; not a purpose but a method.

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