Commercial Diplomacy

American Academy of Diplomacy
Business Council for International Understanding

Commercial Diplomacy and the National Interest

Harry W. Kopp

ISBN: 0-9679108-1-1
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Commercial Diplomacy and the National Interest (2004) says: “The U.S. position as the best place in the world to do business — the most reliable in which to buy, the most lucrative in which to sell, and the safest and surest in which to invest or to raise capital — is a cause, not an effect, of American global leadership…. Protecting and expanding the U.S. role as the world’s supplier and customer of choice should be a foreign policy objective second only to securing the homeland.”

“The book’s opening sentence —’Security and prosperity are the two great goals of American foreign policy, and they are closely linked’— accurately identifies the two key underpinnings of our policy. Our increasingly interconnected world presents both growing commercial competition and growing economic opportunity for the United States; we have to take every opportunity to strengthen our commercial diplomacy, drawing on examples of what has worked.”
Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State

“America’s international influence depends largely on the vitality and global reach of U.S. business, which attracts buyers, sellers, borrowers and investors even in a world of turmoil. Building the U.S. commercial presence overseas is a big part of U.S. diplomacy today. This book shows how it is being done and how it can be done better.”
Stephen Bosworth, Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

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