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Former ambassador calls for mentorship program for diversity at State Department

The House Appropriations Committee took advice at a hearing Thursday on how to improve diversity and inclusion at the State Department. Harry Thomas, former Ambassador to Zimbabwe who testified at this hearing, suggested a formal mentorship program to support Foreign Service Officers early in their careers. The State Department should provide everyone with the opportunity […]

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Accountability for strengthening diversity at State Department will “take the village,” says former ambassador

New Jersey representative Andy Kim said recently when he worked at the State Department, it banned him from working on Korean issues because of his Korean-American heritage. The House Appropriations Committee looked at diversity and inclusion issues at the State Department Thursday. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former United States Ambassador to Malta and a witness at the […]

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Transferring resources from DoD to State Department would improve security assistance policymaking, says policy analyst

The State Department will keep its hold in place on security assistance money for Ethiopia because of what it calls ethnic cleansing by the Ethiopian government. The Defense Department will send $125 million to Ukraine for security assistance with the possibility of sending $150 million more. Having both agencies doing similar jobs is one reason […]

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Biden administration prioritizes return for middle class in national security approach

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says the new stimulus bill is the cornerstone for the administration’s National Security Strategy. That strategy is starting to take shape already with the release of the administration’s National Security Strategic Guidance recently. Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, said what’s new about this administration’s strategy is that they […]

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Changing the culture of risk aversion at the State Department

Gregory Starr, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, explains how reducing risk aversion would improve implementation of foreign affairs policies

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