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American Diplomat

Oct 27, 2023

Says Richard Verma, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, his job is to help create "the most effective, capable, inclusive, diverse department so that we can deliver for the American people," and so that we can, together with the rest of the world, solve borderless, urgent problems such as climate...

Oct 19, 2023

The atrocities are breathtaking.  But once Israel starts picking up the bodies in the smoking rubble of whatever is left of Gaza, then what?  Will Gaza return to Israeli occupation?  Will there be some form of UN occupation?  The Arab League?  So much of diplomacy is one bad choice or another bad choice.  Ambassador Ron...

Oct 12, 2023

How did Robert Menendez fall so hard?  A suspected foreign agent?  Hiding gold bullion?  Pete and John Feeley knew a different man decades ago.  A champion of Latinos in government at the start, a nasty, vindictive, corrupt politician by the end.  Did he change or could you see the germ of his demise from the beginning?...

Oct 5, 2023

Major General Spider Marks, formerly head of military intelligence for Korea, opines on Putin's recent meeting with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. A game changer?  No!  But what would be? And while you're here, learn why most democracies last about 250 years and how they usually implode.