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The Jacksonville Daily News
Beirut bombing survivor dedicated career to comrades lostground had already been heightened since the American Embassy had been destroye
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted yesterday
ground had already been heightened since the American Embassy had been destroyed by a car bomb killing dozens of American Foreign Service employees and Lebanese civilians on April 18, five weeks before he arrived in country. “It was chaotic days... Read more
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CBC.ca
Living and loving the Cold War: The wild ride of a Canadian diplomat and spythe East. Cockroaches and the KGB His interest in fighting the Cold War was t
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
the East. Cockroaches and the KGB His interest in fighting the Cold War was the reason — and he got his wish in his first foreign service posting: Moscow, in the tense aftermath of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Warden was constantly tailed by... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Pentagon investigating troubling questions after deadly Niger ambushof the 2012 Benghazi attack in Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four peop
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
of the 2012 Benghazi attack in Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four people: U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, foreign service information officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Sen. John McCain... Read more
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The Hill
US says 2 more Americans harmed in Cuba diplomatic 'attacks'permanent hearing loss, balancing problems and difficulty sleeping as some symp
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
permanent hearing loss, balancing problems and difficulty sleeping as some symptoms caused by the attacks. The American Foreign Service Association, the union that represents U.S. diplomats, has said that mild traumatic brain injury has been... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Mr. Ambassadorrelease in the Lake Placid News about Regents College Scholarships clearly show
Lake Placid News / Posted 3 days ago
release in the Lake Placid News about Regents College Scholarships clearly showed his intentions: "He plans a career in foreign service." His school of choice was the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. "I wouldn't say I was really... Read more
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The Hindu
Govt should increase number of diplomats: Shashi Tharoorgovernment should increase the number of diplomats and asserted that there was
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
government should increase the number of diplomats and asserted that there was a need for a separate exam for the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). “Brazil has 1,200 people in foreign services, if you look at the number when it comes to China they... Read more
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Business Standard India
Why India's foreign policymakers must watch Blade Runner 2049very little that Indian diplomats can do to check their proliferation, but to m
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
very little that Indian diplomats can do to check their proliferation, but to make such movies required viewing at the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi! Blade Runner 2049, which is set to enter the pantheon of influential sci-fi movies,... Read more
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ARRL Amateur Radio News
David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, Confirmed as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policymember with the House Armed Services Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree i
ARRL Amateur Radio News / Posted 6 days ago
member with the House Armed Services Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. — Thanks to Gary Sessums, K... Read more
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The Hill
Trump's Iranian nuclear deal speech ricochets across the Middle Eastbe scrapped.” The clause facilitates a sneakout to Iran’s nuclear sunset, a vie
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
be scrapped.” The clause facilitates a sneakout to Iran’s nuclear sunset, a view shared by Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations in a March 2016 piece in the Washington Post. The nuclear deal aims to extend time for Iran to create a... Read more
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The Hill
Will Catalonia gain independence?After years of laying the groundwork for independence through public commentary
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
After years of laying the groundwork for independence through public commentary and the construction of a parallel foreign service, it expected more international support than the occasional tweet from a Flemish nationalist or expressions... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Germany in No Show For Genocide Hearingto appoint counsel. Plaintiffs had attempted to serve the defendant through le
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
to appoint counsel. Plaintiffs had attempted to serve the defendant through legal and litigation support company, Crowe Foreign Service, through The Hague Service Convention. Once Germany refused acceptance, Crowe Foreign Service took the next... Read more
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The Hindu
Why no Gujarat poll date yet:’s Pavan Varmapoll dates for Gujarat. Mr. Varma, a Rajya Sabha MP who joined the Janata Dal
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
poll dates for Gujarat. Mr. Varma, a Rajya Sabha MP who joined the Janata Dal (U) after he retired from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) tweeted that, “EC (Election Commission of India) must not only be impartial but seen to be so. Why have... Read more
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BC Local News
Pacific Opera’s Jenůfa is Egoyan’s first Victoria show in 40 yearsand throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Tor
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
and throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Toronto, Egoyan held the idea of working in foreign service as a career. But while making short films in Toronto he became part of a crew known as the Toronto New Wave,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Egoyan’s opera is his first show in Victoria since high schooland throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Tor
Oak Bay News / Posted 10 days ago
and throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Toronto, Egoyan held the idea of working in foreign service as a career. But while making short films in Toronto he became part of a crew known as the Toronto New Wave,... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Egoyan’s opera is his first show in Victoria since high schooland throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Tor
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
and throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Toronto, Egoyan held the idea of working in foreign service as a career. But while making short films in Toronto he became part of a crew known as the Toronto New Wave,... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Egoyan’s opera is his first show in Victoria since high schooland throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Tor
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
and throughout his bachelor in international relations at the University of Toronto, Egoyan held the idea of working in foreign service as a career. But while making short films in Toronto he became part of a crew known as the Toronto New Wave,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Many reasons Secretary Tillerson needs to goat best, he has no philosophy or signature initiative, he has barely staffed hi
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
at best, he has no philosophy or signature initiative, he has barely staffed his own department, and he’s alienated the foreign service. The former CEO of Exxon Mobil has taken one of the power positions in the U.S. government and made it an... Read more
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The Hill
America needs heroic civility in an age of contemptdebate, which builds trust in each other’s motivations, eventually enabling coo
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
debate, which builds trust in each other’s motivations, eventually enabling cooperation and unity of effort. As a former Foreign Service officer, I lived in many places around the world where the lack of trust in the motivations of fellow... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Decertifying the Iran deal is putting the US in 'rogue-state territory'the agreement, decertification is not a "one shot" deal, said Daniel Nexon, a p
Stamford Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
the agreement, decertification is not a "one shot" deal, said Daniel Nexon, a professor at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and lead editor of International Studies Quarterly. But, Nexon told Business Insider, "any attempt by the US... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Decertifying the Iran deal is putting the US in 'rogue-state territory'the agreement, decertification is not a "one shot" deal, said Daniel Nexon, a p
Connecticut Post / Posted 10 days ago
the agreement, decertification is not a "one shot" deal, said Daniel Nexon, a professor at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and lead editor of International Studies Quarterly. But, Nexon told Business Insider, "any attempt by the US... Read more
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Business Insider
Decertifying the Iran deal is putting the US in 'rogue-state territory'the agreement, decertification is not a "one shot" deal, said Daniel Nexon, a p
Business Insider / Posted 10 days ago
the agreement, decertification is not a "one shot" deal, said Daniel Nexon, a professor at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and lead editor of International Studies Quarterly. But, Nexon told Business Insider, "any attempt by the US... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The American alliance with Turkey was built on a mythwould no longer process non-immigrant visas. The decision was undoubtedly a res
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
would no longer process non-immigrant visas. The decision was undoubtedly a response to the arrest of Metin Topuz, a "foreign service national" who has worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency's office in the Turkish capital for many years, but... Read more
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Business Standard India
India appoints Gautam Bambawale as new ambassador to Chinaappointed as the country's next envoy to China. This was announced tonight by t
Business Standard India / Posted 11 days ago
appointed as the country's next envoy to China. This was announced tonight by the external affairs ministry. A 1984 India Foreign Service (IFS) officer, Bambawale is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the ministry said. He will replace... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar break down after being acquitted, Arvind Kejriwal’s car stolen: Top storiesBambawale, India’s high commissioner to Pakistan, was today appointed as the co
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 11 days ago
Bambawale, India’s high commissioner to Pakistan, was today appointed as the country’s next envoy to China. A 1984 India Foreign Service (IFS) officer, Bambawale is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the ministry said. He will replace... Read more
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KERA North Texas
How climate change and Donald Trump brought an end to this diplomat's careerwhat am I?” Among other things, he’s a man trying to get used to his new statu
KERA North Texas / Posted 11 days ago
what am I?” Among other things, he’s a man trying to get used to his new status as an ex-diplomat after 27 years in the foreign service — a tenure that ended when, for the first time, he refused an order from Washington. His most recent posting... Read more
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dna
Gautam Bambawale, India's former high commissioner to Pakistan, will be country's next envoy to Chinaappointed as the country's next envoy to China. This was announced tonight by
dna / Posted 11 days ago
appointed as the country's next envoy to China. This was announced tonight by the external affairs ministry. A 1984 India Foreign Service (IFS) officer, Bambawale is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the ministry said. He will replace... Read more
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The Hill
US-Turkey alliance will survive — with scarsStates to Turkey. The ostensible reasons for the U.S. decision was the Turkish
The Hill / Posted 11 days ago
States to Turkey. The ostensible reasons for the U.S. decision was the Turkish government’s arrest of Metin Topuz, a “foreign service national” who works at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. Yet, it would be wrong to think that the targeting of U.S.... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Trump Leaves Top Administration Positions Unfilled, Says Hollow Government By Designand others say it's not that simple. Those open jobs are being filled just on a
KERA North Texas / Posted 11 days ago
and others say it's not that simple. Those open jobs are being filled just on an interim basis by career civil servants and foreign service officers. "But they are the proverbial substitute teacher, everyone knows you're not around for the long... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Trump Leaves Top Administration Positions Unfilled, Says Hollow Government By Designand others say it's not that simple. Those open jobs are being filled just on a
KPBS San Diego / Posted 11 days ago
and others say it's not that simple. Those open jobs are being filled just on an interim basis by career civil servants and foreign service officers. "But they are the proverbial substitute teacher, everyone knows you're not around for the long... Read more
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DW
Turkey's Erdogan hopes Donald Trump will resolve spat |this crisis? Turkey will have to meet at least one basic US request or demand,
DW / Posted 12 days ago
this crisis? Turkey will have to meet at least one basic US request or demand, which is that it should stop arresting foreign service nationals who work for US missions in Turkey. And secondly, of course Washington is going to insist that... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Rich Lowry: Tillerson should goat best, he has no philosophy or signature initiative, he has barely staffed hi
OregonLive.com / Posted 14 days ago
at best, he has no philosophy or signature initiative, he has barely staffed his own department, and he's alienated the foreign service. The former CEO of ExxonMobil has taken one of the power positions in the U.S. government and made it an... Read more
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asianage
No ‘saviour’ is coming to rescue Pak from itselfaccess; Without transformational change at home, foreign policy cannot develop
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
access; Without transformational change at home, foreign policy cannot develop international credibility ; The foreign service as the nation’s “first line of defence” must be upgraded and empowered as a major priority; A foreign... Read more
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The Hindu
Fixing the steel framecreation of “clusters/sectors” which are: Security cluster: home, defence, sec
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
creation of “clusters/sectors” which are: Security cluster: home, defence, security and intelligence and maybe even the foreign service, atomic energy, space and information technology. Economic cluster: finance, commerce and... Read more
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Business Standard India
Another tragic partitionRajiv Dogra Rupa Publications 256 pages; Rs 595 In a media interview following
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
Rajiv Dogra Rupa Publications 256 pages; Rs 595 In a media interview following the publication of Durand’s Curse, former Foreign Service officer Rajiv Dogra confessed that he was not a trained historian and needed, in the course of his research,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Govt hikes ‘dress’ allowance for diplomats, SPG officersexamined 196 allowances given to various categories of central government emplo
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 15 days ago
examined 196 allowances given to various categories of central government employees. “Outfit allowance, paid to Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers and employees will continue to be provided as before, is enhanced by 50 per cent,” the order... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Trump's Africa Policy Is Still Incoherent, but Key Signals Are EmergingPolitical Affairs, Tom Shannon, offered the first high level official statement
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Political Affairs, Tom Shannon, offered the first high level official statement on Africa. Shannon, a highly accomplished Foreign Service officer, emphasised policy continuity. But, he implicitly affirmed Trump's apparent desire for minimal... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Ol' Rex never had a chanceis led by Trump himself. Still, it's impossible to defend Tillerson's tenure.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
is led by Trump himself. Still, it's impossible to defend Tillerson's tenure. He has ignored or alienated much of the foreign service, and mid-career diplomats are leaving in droves. U.S. foreign policy will pay a price for this brain drain... Read more
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Business Insider
Why Rex Tillerson has completely belly-flopped as secretary of statehe doesn’t have much to show for it, and a lot of what he’s done to appease the
Business Insider / Posted 15 days ago
he doesn’t have much to show for it, and a lot of what he’s done to appease the White House (such as alienating the career Foreign Service officers, who have made their suspicions of Trump widely known) has only compounded the problems in his... Read more
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Business Standard India
Trai to meet telcos on international call termination ratesinternational calls fixed by the authority, puts the Indian access providers in
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
international calls fixed by the authority, puts the Indian access providers in a hugely disadvantageous situation vis--vis foreign service operators, as termination charges in some other countries are 8 to 10 times higher than international... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Oct. 8, 2017arts to bridge divides, both at home and around the world. A master's degree fr
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
arts to bridge divides, both at home and around the world. A master's degree from the University of Chicago led me to the foreign service as a public diplomacy officer. But the wonderful experiences I gained at the U of I, including four years of... Read more
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The Economic Times
Trai to meet telcos on international termination ratescalls fixed by the authority, puts the Indian access providers in a hugely disa
The Economic Times / Posted 15 days ago
calls fixed by the authority, puts the Indian access providers in a hugely disadvantageous situation vis-a-vis foreign service operators, as termination charges in some other countries are 8 to 10 times higher than international... Read more
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asianage
Trai to meet telcos on international termination ratescalls fixed by the authority, puts the Indian access providers in a hugely disa
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
calls fixed by the authority, puts the Indian access providers in a hugely disadvantageous situation vis-a-vis foreign service operators, as termination charges in some other countries are 8 to 10 times higher than international... Read more
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Rutland Herald
New director has global backgroundand it was a good launching point for me,” he said. Before retiring from the f
Rutland Herald / Posted 17 days ago
and it was a good launching point for me,” he said. Before retiring from the federal government in 2011, Rushing was a foreign service officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID. For more than 30 years, Rushing lived... Read more
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Op-Ed News
How I Got Firedto policy in the Middle East. As I noted in my article, that was, in fact, the
Op-Ed News / Posted 17 days ago
to policy in the Middle East. As I noted in my article, that was, in fact, the norm regarding Ambassadors and senior foreign service assignments to Israel prior to 1995, when Bill Clinton broke precedent by appointing Australian citizen... Read more
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Op-Ed News
How I Got Firedto policy in the Middle East. As I noted in my article, that was, in fact, the
Op-Ed News / Posted 17 days ago
to policy in the Middle East. As I noted in my article, that was, in fact, the norm regarding Ambassadors and senior foreign service assignments to Israel prior to 1995, when Bill Clinton broke precedent by appointing Australian citizen... Read more
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The Hill
The 59 dead in Chicago needed more guns, not fewernation. Bart Marcois (@BMarcois) was the principal deputy assistant secretary
The Hill / Posted 17 days ago
nation. Bart Marcois (@BMarcois) was the principal deputy assistant secretary of energy for international affairs during the Bush administration and was previously a career foreign service officer. He is a director at the Richard Richards Foundati... Read more
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The Washington Times
‘The Vietnam War’ documentary left out certain factscenters, we would most probably have won the war. Facts ‘The Vietnam War’ left
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
centers, we would most probably have won the war. Facts ‘The Vietnam War’ left out William Lloyd Stearman, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, served on the White House National Security Council staff under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and... Read more
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The Hill
European banks are key to North Korea's advance in missile technologyarms. Bart Marcois (@BMarcois) was the principal deputy assistant secretary of
The Hill / Posted 19 days ago
arms. Bart Marcois (@BMarcois) was the principal deputy assistant secretary of energy for international affairs during the Bush administration and was previously a career foreign service officer. He is a director at the Richard Richards Founda... Read more
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Eye Witness News
[ANALYSIS] Trump’s Africa policy still incoherent, but key signals emergingPolitical Affairs, Tom Shannon, offered the first high-level official statement
Eye Witness News / Posted 20 days ago
Political Affairs, Tom Shannon, offered the first high-level official statement on Africa. Shannon, a highly accomplished Foreign Service officer, emphasised policy continuity. But, he implicitly affirmed Trump’s apparent desire for minimal... Read more
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Philly.com
Australian foreign minister to the US: We can offer advice on gun law reformand point out that your murder rate with guns has gone down drastically,” Jim C
Philly.com / Posted 20 days ago
and point out that your murder rate with guns has gone down drastically,” Jim Carouso, a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, said at an event on Tuesday. It is unclear, however, whether the U.S. government is interested in... Read more
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