Operation Vittles

May 2019

A Recipe Book. An Airlift. A Song.
By Prudence Bushnell (U.S. Ambassador, Retired)

Vienna Snow and Soviet Meltdown

October 2016

by Robert Baker Vienna was snowed in when I first visited there in 1972. Twenty years later I was back in Vienna to relax and to direct the Regional Program Office’ excellent staff. Then Moscow melted and the Office had … Continued

Vienna Snow

October 2014

by Bob BakerVienna was snowed in when I first visited there in 1974. Twenty years later I was back in Vienna to relax and to direct the Regional Program Office’ excellent staff. Then Moscow melted and the Office had huge … Continued

William Dean Howells as the Civil War Consul in Venice

June 2014

by William SommersDuring a recent visit with my daughter in Cambridge, Mass., we walked around the neighborhood and came upon a wonderfully reconstructed large and appealing house on Sacromento Street.  We found that it was the long ago residence of … Continued

Europe and Ukraine

March 2014

By David Cameron, Prime Minister of Great Britain Text: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/eu-meeting-on-ukraine-david-camerons-speech Review by David T. Jones In a concise speech on March 6th to the European Union (EU), British Prime Minister David Cameron addressed all of the pertinent realities regarding Ukraine. … Continued

Washington Irving: Sunnyside to Spain

June 2012

American Writers Who Were Diplomats by William Sommers The Writer as Diplomat – his dispatches read like a continued short story March 4, 1841 was the coldest – and totally unheated – inauguration day in U.S. history. Among its victims … Continued

CFE: Will It Remain a Cornerstone of European Security?

September 2007

by Janet Andres On July 14, President Putin announced his decision to suspend Russian participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). Concluded in the waning days of the Cold War, CFE has been both surprisingly successful … Continued

The Flood in Lisbon

December 2003

Not all dangers faced by Foreign Service families abroad derive from the actions of humans, such as terrorist acts or wars. The author recounts the course of a natural disaster at one of her posts and the effect it had … Continued

Return to Vienna

April 2003

The author was a U.S. Foreign Service spouse until the retirement in 1984 of her husband. Now residing in Florida, she has published a number of sketches of life abroad in this journal and in Florida Today, a weekly newspaper … Continued