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Archive for 'Diplomacy'

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Ambassador of Poland

Kuwait Times Reporting on a Meeting Ambassador Silverman and I had with Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah

Here’s the link to the original article.

Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

I will, very diplomatically, make no comment regarding Facebook’s translation of my name from Arabic.

Assistant Secretary Billingslea Visit to Kuwait

I’m going to mix it up and add a bit to the “diplomatic” subject of this blog by re-posting here social media and other items regarding my work in Kuwait. Here’s the first such item:

Wilancha!

A wilancha is an Aymara blessing ceremony.  In this case, the blessing was for the preservation work on half dozen colonial era chapels the U.S. Government was funding.  The wilancha is carried out by sacrificing an animal.  The ceremony is accompanied by a celebration including a feast, music and dancing.  Tatyana and I attended this […]

Kind of Fun

Got an email today from Justin Shuster at Yale University’s The Politic: The Yale College Journal of Politics.  They have just published Diplomatic Discourse, a collection of over 100 interviews with United States Ambassadors, examining careers in the Foreign Service and contemporary issues facing American policy overseas.  I was interviewed for the book back in 2013.  You […]