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American Diplomat

Nov 24, 2021

We're back with some of Pete's jokes (Laura laughed, we promise) and our annual show featuring stories of Thanksgiving overseas.  Enjoy!  Stay well!  ~Pete & Laura

Nov 18, 2021

An eye for an eye and pretty soon everyone is blind, said Mahatma Gandhi, now quoted by Ambassador Tibor Nagy who is as expert as he is compassionate in his discussion of the current conflict in Ethiopia. Are we witnessing a genocide, presided over by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy? Does it matter? Why did Abiy receive...

Nov 11, 2021

Dave Harden, formerly of USAID, compares service within AID to the mainstream Foreign Service (where is most of the money and the leadership opportunity, for example?), and connects the economic dimension of international development to American domestic politics.  Harden is running for Congress, using his development...

Nov 4, 2021

Inclusive, powerful leadership.  Colin Powell not only engaged Americans of every level on his team, but also eased the worries of potential adversaries.  Powell led with insight into human needs for respect and belonging.