Historical Setting

Dimensions of Diplomacy

State Department

International Setting


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History of American diplomacy

Issues in modern American diplomacy

Inside the U.S. Department of State

Conducting diplomacy abroad

Additional resources on U.S. diplomacy

Welcome to the U.S. Diplomacy website of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training.

This site provides general audiences, as well as entry-level practitioners of diplomacy, with reliable information on U.S. diplomatic history, dimensions of contemporary diplomacy and the domestic and foreign activities of the State Department.  It also has bibliographic references, web links, source documents and video clips on, for example, Secretaries of State, “Foreign Service Examples of Excellence,” “Diplomats in Harm’s Way” and African American Foreign Service pioneers.

You can explore the website by clicking on the sitemap. 

ADST is an independent, non-governmental organization located at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) at the State Department’s George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia.  This website is a product of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in cooperation with ADST.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information on this site, its contents have not been submitted for approval by the U.S. Department of State or any other official agency.