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I was once an ambassador, and I believe that the Trump administration’s ambassadors have wrecked a once important part of America’s foreign policy

President Barack Obama appointed Rufus Gifford to be the US ambassador to Denmark; he served from 2013 to 2017. There’s been a critical rethinking of the role of politically important ambassadors. President Donald Trump’s ambassadors have been consistently inadequate, Gifford says, including his own successor. Gifford says it’s time to […]
I was once an ambassador, and I believe that the Trump administration’s ambassadors have wrecked a once important part of America’s foreign policy
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The nominated US ambassador to Australia might be sent to South Korea instead

The Trump administration is reportedly set to name US Navy Adm. Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea. Harris was already nominated to be ambassador to Australia. Mike Pompeo, currently the nominee for secretary of state, is reportedly behind the move. The Trump administration is planning to fill the long-vacant […]
The nominated US ambassador to Australia might be sent to South Korea instead
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Trump is fuming as a key ambassador post is languishing in the Senate

The nominee to serve as US ambassador to Germany has been stalled for several months. Democrats have been stalling moving forward, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could force a vote. The ambassadorship’s vacancy is making things “more dangerous” for the United States, according to Republicans. WASHINGTON – President Donald […]
Trump is fuming as a key ambassador post is languishing in the Senate
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Why America Doesn’t Need Venezuela Like It Used To

Protests are raging in Caracas, shoppers are fighting over chickens, and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has amped up the anti-American rhetoric, blaming unrest on the American government andkicking diplomats out of the country. While in the past, strained diplomatic relations between the the world’s most oil-rich country and the United […]
Why America Doesn’t Need Venezuela Like It Used To