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An Open Letter to Secretary of State Tillerson and Incoming State Department Political Appointees

Caitlin Klevorick | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Caitlin Klevorick

New Leaders and Members of the State Department: The past two weeks have not made your job any easier. I cringed when I heard Sean Spicer tell forei...

Black Friday Sale on White House Officials A 'Yuge' Success

Marty Rudoy | Posted 11.27.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

Washington DC: Goodyear Satire Co.-- Eighty-seven ambassadorships were sold by the incoming Trump Administration on Black Friday, shattering the reco...

United Village Transformation meets First Lady of Malawi Gertrude Mutharika

Kevin Gouveia | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kevin Gouveia

United Village Transformation (UVT) has been working in Malawi since 2010 with a focus on education, nutrition and women's empowerment in Dothi Villag...

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-Being at the United Nations

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his h...

Four Days In September -- The Kidnapping Of The U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

ADST | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
ADST

It sounds like something out of Hollywood. Indeed, it was made into a Brazilian movie in 1997 with Alan Arkin (in his pre-Argo days). Charles Burke Elbrick, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, was kidnapped and held for four days in September 1969.

An Ambassador Gets Pac-Man Fever

ADST | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
ADST

July 2016 saw the explosion of the global phenomenon Pokémon Go, where people walk around town (and often into traffic or ditches) trying to catch va...

Trailblazing Women: Nadezhda Neynsky, Ambassador of Bulgaria to Turkey

Anne Ravanona | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

How I Got There: Peter Balazs

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Lan Anh Vu

Photo: AFP Peter Balazs is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and the former European Commissioner for Regional Policy. He currently h...

"Y" PRIDE? It Could Not Be Clearer

Kåre R. Aas | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Kåre R. Aas

The unimaginable horrors that took place inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of June 12 have sent a shockwave through the world. Expressions of sympathy and condolences have since been flooding in from everywhere, including from Norway's King Harald V.

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

Advocate for Your Breasts

Matthew Taub and Felicia Taub | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Matthew Taub and Felicia Taub

Do you check your breasts regularly? Are you proactive with your health? Do you have a medical baseline? We are our own advocates and need to advocate on our breasts behalf.

The U.S. scores a diplomatic own-goal

Arturo Sarukhan | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Arturo Sarukhan

No one today would challenge the assertion that the United States is currently facing a plethora of key foreign policy challenges in geostrategic hots...

Why Has it Been Three Years Since a U.S. Ambassador Was Appointed to Norway?

Thor Steinhovden | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Thor Steinhovden

As a Norwegian, a friend of United States, and a former employee of the American Embassy in Oslo, I am deeply concerned about the situation. Norwegians expect more from our most important ally, and we are right to do so.

Britain's Ambassador Offers Tips On How To Nurture That 'Special Relationship'

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the four years he served as the United Kingdom's ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott stored up a lot of positive me...

EU Needs to Act Now to Avoid Diplomatic War of the Roses

Alex Benjamin | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Alex Benjamin

It all started when Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen gave an interview with ultra- orthodox radio Kol Hai. In a mistranslation of his words, the radio station reported that Mr Faaborg-Andersen had made a distinction between terrorism affecting Europe and terrorism in Israel.

Painting in Provence

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In Provence, I chose the Luberon for its beauty, and for the most part, stayed in the villages to paint. The Chambres d'hotes were the most memorable and staying in the old farmhouses also provided painting material.

Tirana Top Secret (2)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.22.2016 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Albania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that there are currently 33 Honorary Consuls posted in Albania. Honorary Consuls are usually businessmen and businesswomen with a successful track record at the corporate level and well positioned to remain influential in political circles.

Tirana Top Secret

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Tirana, the capital city of Albania, hides an exciting hidden, secret life at the diplomatic level that this article intends to open up.

Where the Streets Have No Name: Finding a Place to Land the U-2 Spy Plane

ADST | Posted 07.30.2016 | World
ADST

A few key countries, like Pakistan, would not normally allow U.S. spy planes on their territories. What to do, what to do? Such was the dilemma of Anthony Marshall, who worked at the CIA at the very beginning of the U2 program.

Cash vs. Blankets for Syrian Refugees?

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Khaled Hosseini

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, estimates that two-thirds of Syrian non-camp refugees live below Jordan's poverty line, one out of six below the abject poverty line.

Review: American Ambassadors, The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

If you can't do away with the spoils system, the only alternative left is to better prepare the political appointees. Making Dennis Jett's American Ambassadors required reading for every person up for consideration would be a hell of a start.

A Rendezvous With History

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff

Despite drastically different duties and daily lives following the war's outbreak, American diplomats, reporters, and civilians in France recorded their rendez-vous with history and their reactions.

Human Rights First: The Great Robert White

John Tirman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

Robert White passed away earlier this week at the age of 88, and my first thought beyond my sadness was, "they don't make them like that anymore." He was a tough, active, idealistic advocate in the Latin America of 30-40 years ago that was still dominated by corruption and genocidiares.

Understanding Richard Verma's Swift Senate Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to India

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Verma's rapid confirmation is remarkable given the acute political paralysis currently afflicting the Senate's confirmation process, particularly for ambassadorial nominees.

Benghazi Conspiracy Theories Definitively Debunked. Again.

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence just publicly released its report, which systematically knocks down pretty much every paranoid theory over the tragedy which happened in Benghazi, Libya and what happened immediately afterwards.