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The Cuban Embargo After Obama: The Presidential Candidates’ Platforms

The Cuban Embargo After Obama: The Presidential Candidates’ Platforms

Obama has already begun the process of normalizing relations with Raul Castro's government. However, it will fall upon the next U.S. President to end the island's economic isolationism.

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America’s Diplomats: Review by George F. Paik

America’s Diplomats: Review by George F. Paik

Visually and narratively attractive, packed with little-known facts and eye-catching clips, the film paints a faithful portrait of the U.S. Foreign Service while fair-mindedly probing a range of issues.

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America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

While much of the media focuses on U.S. foreign policy failures, scandals, or intra-agency turf battles, this film reminds us that the career personnel are talented, dedicated people whose commitment to public service and American interests includes considerable sacrifice.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gary Sands

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gary Sands

“America’s Diplomats”, the Foreign Policy Association latest production is a must-see documentary for anyone interested in the history of American diplomacy or considering a career in the Foreign Service.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Monje

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Monje

Americans have long had a disdainful attitude toward diplomacy and diplomats, seeing the whole endeavor as something elitist, foreign, expensive, and possibly deceitful.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gail Harris

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gail Harris

Kennan’s is considered the architect of the Cold War strategy. Today’s diplomats are still expected to provide the kind of expert advice that helps set the policy course for the nation.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Abukar Arman

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Abukar Arman

Ever since 9/11, counterterrorism has permeated U.S. foreign policy. Throughout the world, American embassies have turned into fortresses, though diplomacy does not function in seclusion.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Bleiweis

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Scott Bleiweis

Diplomacy today is changing, especially with regard to technology and the availability of instant communication. Imagine how the Cuban Missile Crisis might have unfolded differently in our time.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Neil Thompson

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Neil Thompson

Many of the diplomats interviewed seem to feel they do a better job of representing America abroad than they do of representing the diplomatic profession to their fellow Americans back home.

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Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump’s Foreign Policy

A Trump victory is possible. What would President Trump's foreign policy look like?

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Trump, Reagan, and American Foreign Policy

Trump, Reagan, and American Foreign Policy

The United States is preparing a new variable in its foreign policy: a new President. If Donald Trumps wins, what will his foreign policy look like?

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GailForce: Have Presidential Candidates Proposed Anything New In The Fight Against Terrorism?

GailForce: Have Presidential Candidates Proposed Anything New In The Fight Against Terrorism?

Last week both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush gave major talks outlining their respective plans for defeating terrorists.

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Dayton Accords at 20

Dayton Accords at 20

The Dayton Accords ended the war, but with what kind of peace?

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The NSC and Foreign Policy Management: A Role for Diplomats?

The NSC and Foreign Policy Management: A Role for Diplomats?

Department of State: Role player under NSC or manager of foreign policy?

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The FPA’s Must Reads (August 7-14)

The FPA’s Must Reads (August 7-14)

Our five favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.

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