Diplomatic Diary


How U.S. Border Agents Mistreat Black American Diplomats

A diplomatic passport with a notation that the bearer is a U.S. ambassador isn’t enough to earn us respect and courtesy.

HOT TOPIC By CHARLES RAY


Why Politicians Don’t Trust Diplomats

Republican and Democratic political leaders have harbored suspicion and distrust of professional diplomats for decades.

ARGUMENT By NICHOLAS KRALEV


A Diplomat’s Life: No Bomb Drop or Sharpshooter Here

Diplomacy isn’t magic fairy dust you sprinkle on international crises when they erupt.

BOOK EXCERPT

By ELIZABETH SHACKELFORD


Diplomacy Across Cultures: Playing ‘Three-Dimensional Chess While Riding a Bicycle’

A guide to the professional applications of cross-cultural communication for diplomats.

STUDY GUIDE By JACK ZETKULIC


DIPLOMATIC TERM OF THE WEEK

Attaché

An official assigned to a diplomatic mission or embassy. Usually, this person has advanced expertise in a specific field, such as agriculture, commerce or defense.


VIDEO DIARY



WIDA Executive Director Nicholas Kralev talks to actor Davi Santos, WIDA’s first goodwill ambassador. His credits include “Power Rangers” (Nickelodeon), “Tell Me a Story” (CBS), “Law & Order True Crime” (NBC), “47 Meters Down” and “Something Like Summer.”


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