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Youth Help Little Victims of Plight

Suna Senman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

As little victims of plight, the children miss out on natural development through play and education. These children need the same care and security as any child in the world.

Being A Teenager In The White House, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

As a teenager growing up in the White House, Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, had some great memories to share with us about her...

Meeting Nelson Mandela, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

A moment that stood out for Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, while living in the White House, was the time she got to meet the g...

Are Political Appointees the Only U.S. Diplomats Who Haven't Been to the Country to Which They Are Assigned?

John Brown | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
John Brown

In my case, of all the countries to which I was assigned, I had previously visited only three -- the U.K., Russia, and Czechoslovakia. Other nations where I had the privilege to serve -- Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia -- I had never been.

State Department Official Who Helped With Benghazi Talking Points Nominated To Top Post

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, to become assistant secretary for European and Eurasian ...

The Dangerous Duty Of Diplomats

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2013 | World

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - When the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda placed a bounty on her husband's head, Mary ...

What Diplomats Can Learn from Pope Francis

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Institutions such as the International Criminal Court and various treaty bodies are the tide. However, the capacity to recognize the human being in the other is at the source of a new "Golden Rule" that will fashion relationships of compatibility, even synergy over adversity.

Remembering Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Justice Paul H. Anderson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Justice Paul H. Anderson

Ambassador Christopher Stevens is an American hero and we must take special care not to tarnish his legacy.

Stay the Course in Diplomacy

Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Lt. General Donald L. Kerrick

We must stay strong and resilient in our convictions as Americans always do, and stand our ground to promote our values and our national interests. That is how we can best honor the memory of those who gave their lives in Benghazi.

Powell: There Is a 'Bias' Against Diplomats in Washington

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Nicholas Kralev

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says many in Washington -- his fellow Republicans in particular -- are biased against diplomats, because of a wrong perception that diplomats are indecisive and want to compromise at all cost.

After Benghazi: Diplomacy With a State; War Within

Wendy Chamberlin | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Wendy Chamberlin

Ambassador Chris Stevens's death aroused public debate regarding acceptable safety standards and circumstances for American diplomats and whether we should even be in "those places." The answer from those of us who have served in the Foreign Service: "Yes!" We should be there. We must be there.

Bulletproof Luxury: Possibly The Most Outrageous Hotel Suite in America (Photos)

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

Behind soundproof, bullet-resistant glass, a private entrance and a closed-captioned security system, the Royal Suite at The Four Seasons Washington is as beautiful as it is functional.

Diplomat's Servant Exposes Modern Day Slavery in the U.S.

Erwin de Leon | Posted 05.05.2012 | Crime
Erwin de Leon

The diplomat brought Shanti Gurung to New York in 2006 with the promise of paying her $100 a month to do light cooking and a few chores. The 17-year-old ended up working 16-hour days, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, grocery shopping and giving massages.

International Climate Negotiations Grind to a Standstill

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Not much has been said or written about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since the flurry of post-Cancun commentary. So what's been happening with the climate talks?

U.S. Ambassador to France and Wife Embark on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure

Linda Grasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Grasso

During my visit, I watched them effortlessly glide from event to event. Had I not known better, I'd have sworn they were natives.

WikiLeaks and "State" Knowledge

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Our diplomats are dedicated civil servants. But you can't expect people to become experts of anything in a matter of months or years -- especially something as nuanced as a foreign language and culture.

Denmark's Deputy Prime Minister Dubbed The 'World's Worst Foreign Minister'

Telegraph | Damien McElroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lene Espersen, Denmark's deputy prime minister, is under growing pressure to stand down after a string of gaffes lead to her being dubbed the world's ...

State Department's Report On Modern Day Slavery Omits Cases Of Foreign Diplomats In Washington

Time | E. Benjamin Skinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Washington on Monday morning, June 14, Hillary Clinton unveiled the State Department's 10th annual report on modern-day slavery, which evaluates th...

Diplomats Tap Into Social Media

AP | BY ILEANA MORALES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

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Obama To Freeze Pay Of Top White House, Administration Officials

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to freeze the salaries of his top aides at the White House and appointees across his government. A se...

Letters Reveal True Views Of UK Diplomats

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — It's not exactly diplomatic – details of what British ambassadors really think about their foreign hosts were disclosed Sunday fo...

US Diplomats Shown Hostility In Pakistani Actions

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has held up visas for U.S. diplomats, military service members and others, apparently because of hostility within the count...

Clinton Told Of "Lord Of The Flies" Environment At Afghan Embassy

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Guards hired by the State Department to protect diplomats and staff at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan live and work in a "Lord of ...

Micheletti's Losing Battle for International Legitimacy

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The current Honduran imbroglio has presented ambassadors with the dilemma of whether to support the deposed President or the newly-installed leader.

I Don't Want to Cause a Diplomatic Incident, But...

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Allowing red passport-holders to walk freely through UAE baggage controls must stop, and there must be more scrutiny. My diplomatic peers don't mind having their bags checked through a scanner, neither do I, and nor should anyone with nothing to hide.