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This is Part II of a two-part series reflecting on time well-spent while building a career in diplomacy.

April 5, 2018

This is Part I of a two-part series reflecting on time well-spent while building a career in diplomacy. In Part II, Senior Foreign Service Officer Conrad Turner will share considerations about returns on time investment and key takeaways for those new the field.

February 16, 2018

Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service Conrad Turner looks at volunteering, active learning and the calling of a public diplomat.

Russian authorities on Tuesday expelled an American they accused of being a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer operating under diplomatic cover in Moscow, alleging that he attempted to recruit a member of the Russian intelligence services involved in antiterrorism work.

It's apt that Simon Fraser, permanent under-secretary to the Foreign Office, head of the diplomatic service and chair of the FCO board, should have a copy of Henry Kissinger's seminal work, Diplomacy, in his Whitehall office.

As strangers lined up for white ribbons and American flags to show their support, family and friends of Anne Smedinghoff mourned the loss of a young diplomat who was determined to see the world — and possibly beyond. Her brother, Mark, recalled Monday talking to her after the U.S. landed a space probe on Mars last August and how excited she was about space travel.

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