“First do no harm.” Not an actual quotation from the Hippocratic Oath, but sound advice for physicians and politicians. Crafters of the newly approved platform of the Democratic Party took it to • Read More »
Ambassador Behaving BadlyJuly 27, 2020 | By eric.terzuolo | 1 Comment | Filed in: Diplomacy, State Department, US Government Operations.
Ambassador behaving badly. Not exactly a new story, but the CBS News item about the current U.S. ambassador to Iceland was particularly juicy. Although serving in one of the safest countries in • Read More »
Tags: career diplomats, Iceland, Jeffrey Ross Gunter, political appointees, U.S. ambassador, vetting
Risk of Failure to Extend the New START TreatyJune 27, 2020 | By eric.terzuolo | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arms Control, Diplomacy.
New START Extension Unlikely Failure to extend the New START treaty is likely. It is the last US/Russian arms control agreement that limits nuclear weapons for both sides and will • Read More »
Tags: Billingslea, China, Crisis of competence, INF Treaty, Jeese Helms, New START Treaty, Putin, Russia, US
American Politics are Hard to ExplainJune 17, 2020 | By eric.terzuolo | 3 Comments | Filed in: Diplomacy.
Europeans often have a hard time understanding American politics. So do a lot of Americans, for that matter. US diplomats are now having an especially hard time advocating for American values. But • Read More »
Tags: American Politics, Intercultural communication, Mature Democracy, US Constitution, US Federalism, US presidency