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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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Bahrain, So Small, So Important

The Arab Spring - Tunisia, Egypt - we know about these places. But Bahrain is almost never in the news.... more

25 Feb 2021 · 50 minutes
The Shining City on the Hill?

"But we're Americans. We don't lose wars."  False!  Ambassador and former National Security Advisor Tony Lake takes a hard look... more

18 Feb 2021 · 46 minutes
The Secret Dinners

Like Chicago mobsters, hard line parties grab to divvy up the riches after the genocide in Bosnia has stopped. Ambassador... more

12 Feb 2021 · 37 minutes
The Ugly American

Or a traitor, anyway.  In an eerily quiet region during the Vietnam war, from a banana grove in the middle... more

04 Feb 2021 · 40 minutes
Bonus Repost: That Day I Had to Run

Again in honor both of Black History Month and Linda Thomas-Greenfield's recent appointment as US ambassador to the United Nations,... more

01 Feb 2021 · 22 minutes
December 17, 2010

Mohammed Bouazizi, an underemployed fruit seller, sets himself on fire, launching what we later began calling the Arab Spring.  Ambassador... more

27 Jan 2021 · 33 minutes
Bouns Repost - A Few Choice Words

In honor of upcoming Black History Month, and in honor of the new administration, we repost our first episode with... more

25 Jan 2021 · 18 minutes
The Nile Just Keeps Flowing

Dan Kurtzer, Ambassador to both Egypt and Israel, parses this complex part of the world from his experience on the... more

21 Jan 2021 · 44 minutes
The Merchant of Death

The worst of the worst: Victor Bout, Russian arms dealer, is not the only one. A a host of other... more

14 Jan 2021 · 30 minutes
The Dirty Money Tracker

What exactly is dirty money, and how is it laundered?  How much of it flows through the world, and the United States... more

07 Jan 2021 · 31 minutes
American Diplomat
Bahrain, So Small, So Important
American Diplomat