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August 2022

August 2022

Commentary, Eyewitness, and books

Thoughts on Diplomacy from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

August 2022

Thoughts on Diplomacy from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Editor’s note: In the introduction to her book “Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir”, former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch comments on the practice and importance of diplomacy. Excerpted by permission. Diplomacy is … Continued

Telling America’s Story in Communist Times

May 2022

by Jonathan Rickert During my three tours of duty in communist Eastern Europe (USSR 1960s, Romania 1970s, and Bulgaria 1980s), U.S. diplomats were inhibited in their contacts with local citizens. Most of us spoke the local languages and longed to … Continued