The Role Of Diplomats In The 21st Century

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The Role Of Diplomats In The 21st Century

After the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya, there's new focus on what it means to be a diplomat in a dangerous world. Kojo explores the role diplomacy plays in American foreign policy.

After the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya, there's new focus on what it means to be a diplomat in a dangerous world. Kojo explores the challenges facing Foreign Service officers working abroad and the debate at home about the role diplomats should play in American foreign policy.

Guests

Josh Rogin

Senior Staff Writer, Foreign Policy magazine; author of the blog The Cable

James Jeffrey

Former Ambassador to Iraq (2010-2012); Former Deputy National Security Advisor; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Marc Grossman

Former United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011-2012), Former Ambassador to Turkey; Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group

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