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North Korea And The U.S.: It's Time To De-Escalate

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Kim Jong-un's decision to completely sever any and all contact with U.S. officials is a bold and potentially dangerous move that will not only make a bad relationship even worse, but could also contribute to heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Diplomats in the Trenches: From 'Observing and Reporting' to 'Advocacy and Lobbying'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Working saved...

Have Democrats Learned From The Mistakes Of War?

Reza Marashi | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Looking ahead, it is the responsibility of Democrats to finish what Obama has started. In order to do so, they must recognize that reverting to a militaristic mindset and abandoning diplomacy threatens both the JCPOA and potential solutions to each of the additional aforementioned policy challenges.

Diplomats in the Trenches: Wearing Flip-Flops More Often Than Suits

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Anjalina Sen ...

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 34: Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

Steve Blank | Posted 07.06.2016 | Technology
Steve Blank

Countries or people you meet sometimes don't like our policies on a given issue, but what they almost universally admire and aspire to is American ent...

July 5th: Creating Cameroon's First Consulate

ADST | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Diplomats in the Trenches: 'Any American, Any Problem, Any Time'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Gavin Sundwal...

Is 'Gangnam Style' The Korean Wave? "The Intellectual Is Not a Tool"

AsiaToday | Posted 07.03.2016 | World

What would be the qualifications of a Korean diplomat in response to the rapidly changing nature of diplomacy in our age? Here is a lecture entitled, ...

The Gulf Carrier Dispute: U.S. Carriers Notch A Nice Win

Rob Britton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

News that the U.S. Department of State will hold talks next month with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is, to this longtime observer of U.S. international aviation, a significant victory for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

Arabs Can No Longer Ignore Diplomacy

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

It's time for the Arab World to walk the path of pluralism, global engagement, and investment in people.

Why Having Sikhs In The Military Is A Plus

Sehej Kaur | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Sehej Kaur

The critics of Harjit Sajjan and of other Sikhs in the armed forces are forgetting that based on the very Sikh tenet of fighting injustice, Sikhs in the military have the power to bring positive change and take action to make the military a more just organization. Moreover, battling for justice is a part of Sikhism and looking at our history.

Diplomats in the Trenches: 'Diplomacy Isn't About Being Nice to People'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Yuri Kim never...

Iran's Not Benefiting From The Nuclear Deal And That's Bad News For Rouhani

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

When Iran and the six major global powers reached an agreement last summer to put an end to the controversy surrounding Tehran's nuclear program by announcing the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iranians flocked to the streets en masse, rejoicing at what they believed would be the emergence of a new horizon in their lives.

Diplomats in the Trenches: 'You Can't Learn Diplomacy Through Osmosis'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

Michael Hammer was nine years into his Foreign Service career in 1997, when he did advance work on President Bill Clinton's visit to Vancouver, Canada, for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Diplomats in the Trenches: Getting 'Beaten Up' for 'Doing Things Right'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Virginia Blas...

More than Talk: Obama, Gulf Allies Need Relationship-Centric Investments

David Nour | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
David Nour

"The U.S. and its Gulf Arab Allies share a broad vision for the Middle East," the Wall Street Journal reported recently, breaking the news that "mom and apple pie" have been discovered in the land of hummus and tabouleh.

Global Partnerships to Strengthen Human Rights

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Steven Wozencraft

This week I returned to the State Department to mark and yes "celebrate" the Gay and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies' Pride at State Event. Norm...

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...

Where Are You (In The Digital World)?

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

In a matter of years, almost everything that moves will be digitized, be it our cars, our bikes or our bodies, by using mobile phones or wearing digitized garments. This era of the Internet of Things will trigger new policy and ethical questions.

French Diplomacy - The Old New Model

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Jens Martin Skibsted

French is still commonly held as the international diplomatic language. But why shouldn't everyone just speak English? With just 80million native prac...

Barack Obama, Transformer

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

There is something oddly fragile in the super-patriot stance that allows no room for finding lessons in past conflicts, but instead demands only praise.

Advance Human Rights in North Korea by Confronting Security Challenges

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Unfortunately, the U.S. government has no ability to protect North Koreans from their own government. Bomb Pyongyang? Tighten sanctions? Push Beijing to end support for North Korea? If such steps don't work for nukes, they won't work for human rights.

Obama's Nuclear Paradox

John Feffer | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

Of all the accomplishments and disappointments of the Obama presidency, his nuclear weapons policy is the greatest. Yes, you read that correctly. Obama's approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy as well as his most salient failure.

Diplomacy Between Sprint and Marathon

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Today, marathon diplomacy has become more and more related to bureaucratic processes. Often, these processes are put in place to strengthen inclusivity and accountability. They also risk slowing down diplomacy to such an extent that it can harm its effectiveness.

diplomacy - Diplomacy - DIPLOMACY

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

diplomacy - Diplomacy - DIPLOMACY: the three different ways of writing this word illustrate three different ways in which diplomacy is perceived today.