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Foreign Service Officers

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.

Bill Proposed To Prioritize Religious Freedom In State Department

Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) New legislation proposed by a leading congressional watchdog would push the State Departmen...

WikiLeaks: Why They Help American Diplomacy

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

The WikiLeaks episode is not a disaster for America from a public diplomacy or "behind closed-doors" diplomacy perspective -- so long as diplomats are not silenced by a State Department overly concerned about future leaks.