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Mexico Appoints a New U.S. Ambassador. Suerte!

Géronimo Guitérrez will represent a government that Trump believes has taken advantage of the United States.


Putin’s Masterstroke of Nonretaliation

In refusing to expel U.S. diplomats in response to President Obama’s sanctions, the Russian leader pulled another fast one on the White House.


How to Be a Loyal State Dept. Bureaucrat Under Trump and Not Lose Your Mind

Twelve tips for surviving life in the new Foggy Bottom.

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SitRep: Tillerson for State; China Calls Trump “a Child” for Comments; Aleppo Falls

China Increases Defense Spending; Marines Want New Drones; And Lots More

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Is Trump Making Appointments Based on Baseball Films?

Let's play ball with this theory.


On Digital Diplomacy, Empowering Citizens Globally, and AI

Executive chairman for Alphabet Inc., Eric Schmidt, on the future of technology, harnessing information, and what’s next for Google.

Tea Leaf Nation

I Think That Chinese Official Really Liked Me!

Trump's pick for U.S. Ambassador to Beijing is apparently 'old friends' with President Xi Jinping. That will mean very little.

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