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American Diplomat
American Diplomat
Ambassador (Retired) Pete Romero and Writer/Producer Laura Bennett

American Diplomat goes behind the scenes to hear real stories from diplomats who lived newsworthy events overseas. Experience the Cuban revolution, Central... more

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Climbing the Summit

The Summit of the Americas is coming up in ealry June. Who will be there? What's at stake?  Is it... more

27 May 2022 · 46 minutes
We Are Going to Win

The night before the war begain, a calm confidence prevailed in President Zelensky's office.  Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax... more

19 May 2022 · 42 minutes
Enchiladas and Golumpkis

Assimilation is better than integration, counsels Ambassador Michael Polt of ASU's Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab.  Assimilation says: "I... more

13 May 2022 · 42 minutes
Tweeting Is Not Acting

Immigration expert Eric Farnsworth is back to parse what he describes as our unilateral disarmament diplomatically in the Western Hemisphere,... more

05 May 2022 · 56 minutes
Encore: Desiree Cormier – Africa and Tijuana

Bringing Europe and China to Africa and Granola Bars to Jail - originally posted in March 2018.  Enjoy!

28 Apr 2022 · 29 minutes
Threats to the Foreign Service

Overseas and at home, Foreign Service officers face danger to themselves and their careers, from Benghazi to McCarthyism to the... more

21 Apr 2022 · 31 minutes
Countering Genocide

War crimes and genocide, from the Holocaust of World War II to Ukraine today, and many other places on earth.... more

14 Apr 2022 · 37 minutes
Ukraine: The Will to Fight

No one guessed Ukraine could succeed in combatting Putin. How has the country done it? What has Putin got wrong?... more

07 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Memories of Madeleine, "The Serpent"

The world has lost a great stateswoman; Pete has lost a mentor. Reviled by autocrats, loved by Cuban Americans, Madeleine... more

31 Mar 2022 · 22 minutes
Do Sanctions Work?

What, exactly, is a sanction?  An embargo?  How do they help Ukraine and the West defeat Putin's aggression?  Are they... more

24 Mar 2022 · 33 minutes
American Diplomat
Climbing the Summit
American Diplomat