Category Archives: American diplomacy

Morning News

Haitians welcomed the return of the US military to their country. Across the world, the United States is once again the good guy. Which reminds me: this ad, or a version of it, has been running for months. The US … Continue reading

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Obama and Iran: the Return of Soft Power

From Reuters: UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Tehran’s U.N. envoy on Friday accused the United States of denying Iran’s first vice president and members of his delegation visas to attend a three-day U.N. conference on the global financial crisis. The article … Continue reading

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Obama to Fire ALL Bush Ambassadors

There was a time when American ambassadors were competent, qualified diplomats who represented their country’s interests with creativity and sagacity. Believe it or not, those days ended long before Bush was a glimmer in the eye. The “new” tradition, using … Continue reading

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