12th September 2017

Dr Herman T Salton publishes Dangerous Diplomacy


Dr Herman T Salton (2007, International Relations) has published Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda with Oxford University Press.

Dangerous Diplomacy, which builds on the research undertaken by Dr Salton during his MPhil at Exeter College, reassesses the role of the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide. With the help of new sources, including the personal diaries and private papers of the late Sir Marrack Goulding — an Under-Secretary-General from 1988 to 1997 and the second highest-ranking UN official during the genocide — the book situates the Rwanda operation within the context of bureaucratic and power-political friction existing at UN Headquarters in the early 1990s. The book shows how this confrontation led to a lack of coordination between key UN departments on issues as diverse as reconnaissance, intelligence, and crisis management.

You can read more about the book on the Oxford University Press website, and a 30% discount is available until 31 December 2017 with the promotion code: ASFLYQ6.

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