Publications by Thomas P. Melady

Amb. Thomas Melady argues that military intervention in Syria cannot be justified

Publication Date: Monday, September 23, 2013

As the world community reflects on the situation in Syria, many proposals are under consideration. Some of us have observed that little consideration has been given to the classical question - can a military strike against Syria be morally justified? It might be worthwhile to consider an historic moral standard that has been used over the centuries. Let us now look at the facts.  {read more}

The Seven States of the Former Yugoslavia: An Evaluation

Publication Date: Fall 2011

The area formerly known as Yugoslavia, positioned at the crossroads of East and West, is a melting pot of ethnicities and religions. As one country, Yugoslavia's rich multi-culturalism was a source of contention, culminating in a series of bloody conflicts in the early 1990s. The Dayton Accords of 1995 brought peace to the region and created separate nations organized along ethnic and religious lines. Sixteen years after the signing of the Dayton Accords, we examine the geo-political situation in each of the seven independent states of the former Yugoslavia.  {read more}

Melady: Libya’s atrocities resemble Uganda’s

Publication Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011

"The brutality of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's repression of the liberation movement in Libya is clear. He and his cohorts are using machine guns and planes to kill their own people. We saw similar brutality in the early 1970s when serving in the U.S. ambassador's post in Uganda."  {read more}

IWP professor and student comment on US-Vatican relations

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In a recent Washington Times, article, IWP professor Thomas Melady and IWP student Cushman Laurent comment on U.S.-Vatican relations.  Amb. Melady served as Ambassador to the Vatican from 1989-1993, and is currently Senior Diplomat in Residence at IWP.   {read more}

Amb. Melady comments on future of Haiti

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An article entitled "Haiti: Phase II" by IWP Senior Diplomat in Residence Thomas P. Melady was published in the National Catholic Reporter on January 20, 2010.  {read more}

Bosnia offers potential as positive example of decentralization

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In an editorial published in The Ambassador's Review, Dr. Thomas Melady examines the potential of decentralized rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Ambassador Melady notes the successful record of several nations which have decentralized their domestic affairs along cultural lines, notably Switzerland and the United States. His essay stresses reasons to be optimistic about the prospects of a Bosnia that remains free of violence as its Catholic, Orthodox, and Muslim populations achieve greater cultural liberty.  {read more}

The United States and Croatia: the bilateral relationship since 1991

Publication Date: May 14, 2008

The period of 1991-2008 witnessed significant development in the bilateral relations between Croatia and the United States. Is this situation due to one person or several? Did events energize this change or was it the result of a series of well conceived strategies? Before proceeding with the diagnosis, it would be appropriate to examine briefly the history of Croatia.  {read more}

Amb. Melady discusses papal visit

Publication Date: April 2, 2008

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