International Master's Program
Security and Diplomacy Studies
Political Science Department
Tel Aviv University
Delineating a conceptual, thematic and historical framework for the course
2. President Woodrow Wilson and the Introduction of a New Concept of Diplomacy
Bibliography: Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy (New York, 1994), Chapter 9, "The New Face of Diplomacy: Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles."
3. The Role of the Diplomat in Shaping Foreign Policy
Bibliography: David Mayers, The Ambassadors and America's Soviet Policy (Oxford University Press, 1995), PP. 149-163; PP. 186-187; PP. 200-211.
John Shaw, "Wide Range of Qualities Distinguish Effective Ambassadors in Washington," The Washington Diplomat, April 2006.
Optional: Yoav J. Tenembaum, "The Role of the Diplomat in the Modern Era," Foreign Service Journal, January 2010
4. Diplomacy and the Media
Bibliography: Abba Eban, Diplomacy for the Next Century (New Haven, 1998), Chapter 5, "The Intrusive Media."
Chanan Naveh, "The Role of the Media in Foreign Policy Decision-Making: A Theoretical Framework," Conflict and Communication Online, Vol.1, No.2, 2002.
5. Diplomacy and the Language of Ambiguity: Case Study – United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 on the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Bibliography: "Ambiguity: Ambiguity in Diplomacy," DiploFoundation,
6. Intercultural Communication and Diplomacy
Bibliography: Raymond Cohen, Negotiating Across Cultures (United States Institute of Peace Press, 1997). Revised edition, Chapters 1-3
7. Centralized Diplomacy: The diplomacy of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger as a Case Study
Bibliography: Peter W. Rodman, Presidential Command- Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush (Alfred A.Knopf, 2009). Chapter Three, "Richard Nixon," PP. 36-81.
8. Diplomatic Methods to Settle International Disputes
Bibliography: Malcolm Shaw, International Law (Cambridge, 2003), Chapter 18, "The Settlement of Disputes by Peaceful Means."
9. Crisis Diplomacy: The Nature and Dynamics of Diplomacy during International Crises – Theory and Practice
Bibliography: G.R. Berridge, Diplomacy: Theory and Practice(Fourth Edition, 2010), Part II – The Modes of Diplomacy, "Crisis Diplomacy," PP. 91-96
Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy (New York, 1994), Chapter 21, "Leapfrogging Containment: The Suez Crisis."
Optional: James Richardson, Crisis Diplomacy (Cambridge, 1994), Chapter 2, "Theories of Crisis Behaviour."
10. The Role of Historical Analogy in International Diplomacy
Bibliography: Margaret Macmillan, The Uses and Abuses of History (London, 2009), Chapter 8, "History as a Guide."
Optional: Yoav J. Tenembaum, "Foreign Policy and Learning from History," International Affairs Forum, Center for International Relations, February 2009
11. Human Rights in Modern Diplomatic Discourse and in International Organizations
Bibliography: Abba Eban, Diplomacy for the Next Century (New Haven, 1998), Chapter 4, "Human Rights Seldom Win."
Malcolm Shaw, International Law (Cambridge, 2003), Chapter 6, "The International Protection of Human Rights"
12. New Communication Technology and its Role in Changing Modern Diplomacy
Bibliography: Nickolas Theros, "Information Technology Reshaping Method of Diplomatic Relations," The Washington Diplomat, January 2006