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American Diplomat

Aug 5, 2020

Trade!  Similar attitudes about trade protections.  Is a free trade agreement a free-for-all or a deal to optimize countries' competitive advantage?  (Hint: Remember Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations?  Or did you snooze during that segment of 11th grade?)  Controversy aside, Tony Wayne and Shawn Donnely break down the...


Jul 30, 2020

The sting of American racism when you come home. Black diplomats face harassment and humiliation at the border at the hands of Customs and Border Patrol. Senior diplomats Charlie Ray and Alonzo Fulgham discuss reentering the States while Black.


Jul 23, 2020

And it should be. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest threats we face. The cost to bad actors is minimal, the benefits great. An enemy can hide its attacks, divert attention from other aggressive actions, benefit economically, sow geopolitical chaos and impact elections, all at very low cost. Chis Painter explains why...


Jul 16, 2020

Many early adopters of technology are criminals, and their crimes are best done across borders.  From stock manipulation, to stealing trade secrets, to weaponizing information in election interference, Chris Painter has investigated a lot of bad actors. As the nation's top (and first-ever) cyber diplomat, he...


Jul 9, 2020

A young Foreign Service officer posted to Vietnam, his girlfriend, a ride in the country, and what?  Cambodia is on fire?  Why?  The first ever Cambodian refugees tell Ken Quinn, the first person ever to report on this, that the Khmer Rouge has turned.  No longer boy-scout revolutionaries, they operate like Stalin, like...