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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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Kazakhstan: Popular Uprising or Palace Intrigue?

Dick Hoagland, Central Asia expert, is back to help us understand recent violence in Kazakhstan.  Was the populace upset about... more

20 Jan 2022 · 41 minutes
He's Not Miss Universe, but He'll Have to Do

Bernie Aronson, who led the US effort to end wars in El Salvador and Colombia, shares insight on resolving the... more

13 Jan 2022 · 49 minutes
Democracy Threatened

Are we talking about Chile or the US, or any of a number of other countries worldwide? Deb Derrick recounts... more

06 Jan 2022 · 31 minutes
In Vodka Veritas, with Dick Hoagland

Ambassador Dick Hoagland, having served many years in Russia and former Soviet republics, has had ample opportunity to consider the... more

30 Dec 2021 · 28 minutes
Holiday Encore - Unity, Love, Positivity

Jeffrey Franca, drummer for DC's world music icon Thievery Corporation - the band that generously allows us to use its... more

23 Dec 2021 · 35 minutes
Our Time to Serve

General Ben Freakley, in charge of the eastern region of Afghanistan during the war, urges us to remain focused and... more

16 Dec 2021 · 36 minutes
Haiti - What Went Wrong?

Ambassador Dan Foote departed the State Department over a crisis of conscience relating to recent events in Haiti.  Why, and... more

09 Dec 2021 · 49 minutes
A Badge of Honor?

The Zambian government has no love for its country's LGBTQ community. When repressions go simply too far to ignore any... more

02 Dec 2021 · 31 minutes
Annual AmDip Thanksgiving Special

We're back with some of Pete's jokes (Laura laughed, we promise) and our annual show featuring stories of Thanksgiving overseas.... more

24 Nov 2021 · 40 minutes
One of the Most Pointless Wars in History

An eye for an eye and pretty soon everyone is blind, said Mahatma Gandhi, now quoted by Ambassador Tibor Nagy... more

18 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
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