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American Diplomat

Dec 2, 2022

Laura's great old pal Andy Mertha, SAIS professor and China expert, contextualizes recent Chinese protests against Covid policies in the immense time-space continuum of Chinese political and cultural history.  


Nov 24, 2022

Our Thanksgiving special featuring pie at the Hague and Turkey in Uzbekistan - Thank you to you, each and all!  Have a wonderful holiday!


Nov 18, 2022

A licenced architect in Cuba, our friend Maikel was forced to leave in order to avoid being jailed by the Cuban state.  In a perilous, many-legged journey, here he is, after planes and boats, jungles and rivers, detention centers and now free but unentitled to work until his hearing, which is scheduled for 2025....


Nov 10, 2022

Can you imaine discovering that your best friend for years, with whom you shared milestones of your life, was in fact a traitor and a spy?  Some time ago, the news covered the case of Ana Montes, called by CNN "the most damaging spy you've never heard of", but less known is the story of Marta Velazquez, the recruiter...


Nov 3, 2022

Since the morality police arrested and murdered 22-year-old Mahsa Amini - allegedly for wearing her hijab incorrectly - protests have gained intensity. We've seen protests in Iran before. How and why is it different this time? Goli Ameri and Frank Ricciardone offer personal observations and policy perspectives.