Tag: Diplomacy

In the latest episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” podcast host Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy discusses the diplomacy in Russia with Ambassador Jon Huntsman and Admiral David Manero. McCarthy’s guests examine the effects of the large expulsion of U.S. diplomats from Russia during a period of heightened tensions, their ground game to […]

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In the latest episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” podcast host Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy discusses the front lines in Syria with Ambassador William Roebuck and Brigadier General Jasper Jeffers. Together, they examine how the U.S. diplomatic team in northeastern Syria was embedded and partnered with U.S. Special Forces, and the pushback […]

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Featured article: When Diplomacy Fails: Consent, Risk and Modern Warfare by M. Shane Riza I sat on troop seats in the back of a KC-135 Stratotanker crossing the Atlantic the week before Christmas 1998. My feet were experiencing negative temperatures, while my head felt like it was in the tropics. Such is the environmental control […]

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Featured article: Team of Rivals: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency by Jeffrey S. Han In the summer of 2009, in the aftermath of the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, I deployed as a newly-minted, active duty, Army civil affairs officer to Sri Lanka. The challenges at the time—widespread destruction of infrastructure, landmines embedded […]

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Retired Ambassador Eunice Reddick visited Fort Leavenworth in December, serving as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class of 2019. Reddick, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Niger from 2014 to 2017, visited Fort Leavenworth Dec. 2016, 2018. During her visit to the area, Ambassador Reddick […]

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