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American Diplomat

Aug 27, 2020

Desiree Cormier, one of our favorite guests, is back to share stories learned of her grandfather's life since his recent passing.  We hear not only how he shaped Desiree's life of public service, but also how his very personal commitment to the American anti-apartheid movement and the Black Lives Matter chapter in Los...

Aug 25, 2020

Who really holds the Foreign Service together?  Spouses, who raise children and start their lives again and again every couple of years in support of their partners' career.  Miriam Gutierrez is perhaps the loveliest of them all.  Here's her story.

Aug 21, 2020

Were the recent explosions in Beirut the last straw, the end of the corrupt political elites, or a new opportunity for militant political party Hezbollah? Ambassador Patrick Theros parses beautiful Lebanon, once heralded as the Paris of the Middle East, now on fire.

Aug 13, 2020

Is Trump's forced sale of TikTok to an American company another China-bashing "Kung Flu" episode, or does the tech giant pose a genuine national security threat?  Nova Daly, former chairman of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, breaks down the complexity of this deal.

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 Shaun Donnelly break down the...