Melady: Libya’s atrocities resemble Uganda’s

“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.”

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Bosnia offers potential as positive example of decentralization

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…

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US-Vatican Relations: 25th Anniversary and a New President

Editor’s note: Mr. Stebbins, a graduate of the University of Dallas and Ambassador Melady’s assistant, is a Master’s degree candidate at The Institute of World Politics. United States-Vatican diplomatic relations have matured to a high point of cordiality since inaugurated 25 years ago. The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States in April 2008…

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The United States and Croatia: the bilateral relationship since 1991

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…

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Amb. Melady discusses papal visit

Below is the text of Amb. Thomas Melady's editorial on the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States.  His essay appeared on April 2, 2008 in the Washington Times.  Ambassador Melady also gave remarks concerning the papal visit on the CBS radio network as well as on Washington's WJLA-TV, the local ABC affiliate…

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Montenegro: The democratic consultative road to independence

On June 3, 2006, Montenegro became the 192nd member state of The United Nations.Following almost a decade of negotiations, Montenegro, after the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, entered first into a loose state union of Serbia and Montenegro in 1993.The thirteen years of transition to full independence in 2006 passed…

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