Diplomacy


‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya



‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released a new episode on April 9. In this episode, Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy sits down with General (Ret.) Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador (Ret.) Peter Bodde to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the Government of National Accord, the interim government for… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic



‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic
The March 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” focuses on the United States and the Arctic. Guests Admiral James Foggo and Ambassador and Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite join Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy to discuss U.S. power and presence in the Arctic in the… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ on national security, diplomacy, and education



‘The General and the Ambassador’ on national security, diplomacy, and education
The January 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” featured Admiral William H. McRaven and Congressman Seth Moulton. Together, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, Admiral McRaven, and Congressman Moulton discuss the national security roles of U.S. diplomacy, Congress, and the U.S. educational system. Admiral McRaven is a retired… Read More

Featured Article: When Diplomacy Fails…



Featured Article: When Diplomacy Fails…
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.… Read More

Featured Article: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency



Featured Article: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency
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… Read More

Ambassador Reddick visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Reddick visits Fort Leavenworth
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… Read More

Amb. McCarthy hosts “The General and the Ambassador” podcasts



Amb. McCarthy hosts “The General and the Ambassador” podcasts
Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), is the host of a podcast series that promotes interagency cooperation. The podcast series titled “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” is produced by the American Academy of… Read More

Ambassador McCarthy returns as DACOR Visiting Professor



Ambassador McCarthy returns as DACOR Visiting Professor
Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy returned for a second visit to Fort Leavenworth in April, again serving as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class of 2018. McCarthy, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania from 2013 to 2016, visited… Read More

Amb. Moon returns to Fort Leavenworth



Amb. Moon returns to Fort Leavenworth
Retired Ambassador Patrick S. Moon returned to the Fort Leavenworth area in early April of this year, where he again took part in the Simons Center’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Ambassador Moon, who served as the the U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2010 to 2013, visited Fort Leavenworth April… Read More