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The Warlord and the Ambassador: A review of Dante Paradiso's "The Embassy"

Todd Moss | Posted 02.15.2017 | Books
Todd Moss

In the summer of 2003, the West African nation of Liberia was facing a humanitarian calamity. After 23 years of war, the regime of warlord-turned-pres...

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...

Donald Trump Creates 3 Diplomatic Incidents In 1 Week

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.02.2017 | World

President Donald Trump’s phone calls with international leaders caused at least two diplomatic incidents before he picked a Twitter fight with Iran ...

Twitter diplomacy: how Trump is using social media to spur a crisis with Mexico

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.27.2017 | Media
The Conversation Global

Foreign policy, now online. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong Six days after taking office, President Donald Trump...

Is part of Chelsea Manning's legacy increased surveillance?

The Conversation US | Posted 01.20.2017 | Technology
The Conversation US

By Sanjay Goel, University at Albany, State University of New York The military's most prolific leaker of digital documents has ushered in an age of ...

Can Europe Save The Iran Deal?

Reza Marashi | Posted 01.19.2017 | World
Reza Marashi

It's no secret that many of President-elect Donald Trump's advisers favor killing the Iran nuclear deal. But to hear Europe tell it, they will not blindly follow suit.

US Retreat From Syria

David L. Phillips | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

Russia and Turkey are systematically excluding the United States from events in Syria. The US must either demand a seat at the table, shaping negotiations, or cede diplomacy to Russia and Turkey, knowing they will act in their narrow national interests to the detriment of Syrians.

The UN Resolution: Painful But Not Decisive For Israel

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The American abstention on the United Nations resolution on the settlements issue is painful for Israel. More pain may yet be inflicted by President O...

Between walls and bridges: diplomacy in a new century - An interview with Lord Peter Ricketts

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Grégoire ROOS, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community A freshly retired British diplomat, Lord Ricketts joined...

China's Diplomatic Achievements Based on Economic Power

AsiaToday | Posted 12.22.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China is making impressive diplomatic achievements by using its powerful economic power as strateg...

'American Exceptionalism' Calls For Mix Of Idealism, Pragmatism

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 12.22.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Most Americans are justly proud of our role in the world. We are a nation that has profoundly shaped the global order with our unrivaled political, economic, technological and military strength.

Expect Resource Wars With Exxon CEO At State Helm

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2016 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Now that President-elect Donald Trump is positioning ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as head of the U.S. State Department and America's top diplomat, exp...

Gay Ambassadors Urge LGBTQ Foreign Service Workers To Stick Around For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― There is palpable fear and nervousness among members of the foreign service who belong to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and q...

Abe Faces Diplomatic Challenges Amid Uncertainties Surrounding S. Korea, U.S, China And Russia

AsiaToday | Posted 11.30.2016 | World

[Source: AP, Yonhap News] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces some diplomatic challenges. Abe's diplomacy fa...

Working with Donald Trump: a guide for European leaders

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Toby Melville/Reuters Richard Maher, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies The election of Donald Trump has come as a powerful shock to leaders...

The Trickle-Down Stress Effect to the Trickle-Down Love Effect

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitchell J. Rabin

When we think of the main sources of stress in our lives, we usually think that these are from work and home. Bossy business partners and spouses, cha...

40 Under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 10.27.2016 | World
Josue Lopez Calderon

For all the important international events that took place in 2016, there were a select group of Latinos who played an important role. During the ina...

Russian Jets Pound Aleppo As U.S. Clings To Diplomacy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.02.2016 | World

AMMAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Russian war planes struck rebel-held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a majo...

Integrating countries and cities around Baltic Sea

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Many times in history our sea was the arena of big wars. Today it is viewed as home and a uniting factor to many nations. With national politics as c...

America's Freelance Diplomats

Bianna Golodryga | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Bianna Golodryga

Many Americans and critics of President Obama are suspicious of the United States' recent $400 million cash payment to Iran. The cash transaction betw...

UN Welcomes Russian Words On Aleppo Truce: Trucks 'Ready To Move'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.18.2016 | World

GENEVA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it would support a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo, a move the U.N. Syria envoy said would allow aid to...

Palestinian Diplomats Hone Media Skills in Turin/Torino

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Ten young Palestinian diplomats recently sharpened their media skills in Turin/Torino, as part of a program to prepare them for the rigors of public d...

Putin, Obama And The Battle For Aleppo

The Conversation US | Posted 08.09.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Obama's vacillating Syria policy has spurred ongoing debate, especially with regard to fighting IS. The counterterrorism turn, starting with the anti-IS "Inherent Resolve" campaign in September 2014, is one way to explain the dissonance in U.S. policy.

Hacking for Diplomacy - Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank | Posted 08.04.2016 | Technology
Steve Blank

Hacking for Diplomacy is a new course from the Management Science and Engineering department in Stanford's Engineering school and Stanford's Internati...

Monkeys and Olives for Dinner: The Glamorous Life of a U.S. Ambassador in Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau

ADST | Posted 07.28.2016 | World

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