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Statecraft; the Diplomat's Manual,
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Margaret Thatcher has been out of Number 10 Downing street now for more than a decade. Yet she continues to play a major - albeit subtle - role in both British politics and international relations.
In Statecraft she seeks to draw upon her vast experience in foreign affairs and international diplomacy to suggest some strategies for the modern diplomat. The book covers almost everything one could want to know about a range of topics, including the end of the Cold War, the instabilities of Russia and the Balkans, the might of the Asian Economy, the Anglo-American "Special Relationship" and its role in international affairs, Britain's love-hate relationship with Europe... the list is almost endless. Throughout the books she presents her arguments with her characteristic clarity and bluntness.
No matter what one thinks about Lady Thatcher's years in Government - I am not too enthused by her social policy - this book is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations and politics. An inspirational read.