Washington, October 20, 2014. The American Academy of Diplomacy is proud to announce that it has chosen Georgetown University Professor Angela Stent's study of post-Cold War U.S.-Russian relations, The Limits of Partnership, as the winner of its 2014 Douglas Dillon Award. The prize is presented annually to the author of the best book released that year on the practice of American diplomacy. Professor Stent's study was published by the Princeton University Press.


Commenting on the award, which will be formally presented to Professor Stent at the State Department on November 19, the chairman of the Academy's book selection committee, Ambassador (ret.) Howard Schaffer, called The Limits of Partnership "a comprehensive, informative, and highly readable account of how Washington and Moscow repeatedly tried and failed over the past quarter century to develop a solid working relationship. It is must reading for anyone who wants to understand the present U.S.-Russian confrontation."

This year will mark the 25th annual awards luncheon of the Academy. Additional honorees include Ambassdar Calra Hills (Walter & Leonore Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy) and the winners of the Arthur Ross Media Awards for Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on the Academy please contact academy@academyofdiplomacy.org.

Previous winners of the Dillon Book Awards as well as Recipients of Academy Special Citations include:

John Taliaferro, All The Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

John Paton Davies Jr., China Hand: An Autobiography

Edmund Hull, High Value Target: Countering Al Qaeda in Yemen

A special citation was given to David A. Nichols: Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis – Suez and the Brink of War

Lynne Joiner, Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service

A special citation was given to Fraser Harbutt: Yalta, 1945: Europe and America at the Crossroads

Ambassador Howard B. Schaffer, The Limits of Influence: America's Role in Kashmir, published by Brookings Institute Press.

Ambassador James F. Dobbins, After the Taliban: Nation-Building in Afghanistan, published by Potomac Books Inc.

A special citation was given to Greg Behrman: The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe

Robert L. Beisner, Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War, published by the Oxford University Press.

Ralph Pezzullo , Plunging Into Haiti: Clinton, Aristide, and the Defeat of Diplomacy published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Special recognition was given to Amb. Edward J. Perkins and Connie Cronley for Mr. Ambassador: Warrior for Peace published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Joel Wit, Daniel Poneman, and Robert Gallucci, Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis, Brookings Institution Press

Richard B. Parker, Uncle Sam in Barbary: A Diplomatic History, University Press of Florida.

Special Citation to Howard B. Schaffer, Ellsworth Bunker: Global Trouble Shooter, Vietnam Hawk

Warren Zimmerman, America's First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Citation to Robert Miller, Vietnam and Beyond: A Diplomat’s Cold War Education.

John Boykin, Cursed is the Peacemaker: The American Diplomat vs. the Israeli General, Beirut, 1982, Applegate Press.

Special Citation to Princeton Lyman, Partner to History: The US Role in South Africa’s Transition to Democracy.

David McCullough, John Adams, Simon & Schuster.

Special Citation to Dennis Kux,
The United States and Pakistan 1947-2000; Disenchanted Allies.

Herman J. Cohen, Intervening in Africa: Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled Continent, MacMillan/St. Martin’s Press.

William J. Gleysteen, Jr., Massive Entanglement, Marginal Influence: Carter and Korea in Crisis, Brookings Institution Press.

James Chace, Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World, Simon & Schuster.

Dr. Leon Sigal, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea, Princeton University Press.

Warren Zimmermann, Origins of a Catastrophe: Yugoslavia and its Destroyers, Times Books/Random House.

Jack F. Matlock, Autopsy of an Empire, Random House

Condoleeza Rice and Philip Zelikow, Germany Unified and Europe Transformed, Harvard University Press.

David Mayers, The Ambassadors and America’s Soviet Policy, Oxford University Press.

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