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American Diplomat

Sep 27, 2018

Are Foreign Service Officers made or born that way?  And what, exactly, is a "demarche"? A tour through basic training, Foreign Service style, with Dorothy Mayhew and Michael Gray.  

Sep 20, 2018

Pete and Laura's recent appearance on SiriusXM with host Eric Ham, bookended by discussion of the psychology of frustration, even humiliation, that can lead whole populations to support strongmen.

Sep 18, 2018

Bob Blake offers an alternative to genocide, but his help is refused.  How similar is the tragedy in Sri Lanka to the current crisis in Myanmar?

Sep 13, 2018

Want to go to jail in Sri Lanka today? Just mention the Tamil Tigers in a positive manner and you will be on trial.  That's how upset people still are about the war that ended almost ten years ago.  Bob Blake unpacks this time of terror in Sri Lanka.

Sep 8, 2018

Sandy Vershbow, US Ambassador to Russia 2002-2005, recounts Putin's gradual seizure of power over more and more of the Russian State, leaving ordinary Russians with little, if any, voice in the policies that affect their lives.