Personal Diplomacy and US Policy Toward Iraq
Interactions between states-whether economic, military or political in character-
are central to the conduct of international relations. That has been the case throughout
recorded history, during which myriad states have fought wars against and built
bilateral and multilateral coalitions with their governmental and institutional
counterparts. On a daily basis, events unfold that involve and are inﬂuenced to varying
degrees by leaders and their advisors, and the states they serve. That is indisputable.