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November 28, 2007

Behind the Scenes: The Day After the Annapolis Conference

This blog entry is written by Nancy Brinker , Chief of Protocol at the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Brinker… more
November 28, 2007

My Reasons for Volunteering in Iraq

Ask three people serving with the Foreign Service in Iraq why they're here, and you'll get three different answers. I've… more
November 27, 2007

Behind the Scenes at the Annapolis Conference

This blog entry is written by Nancy Brinker , Chief of Protocol at the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Brinker… more
November 24, 2007

Why I Volunteered to Serve in Iraq

This blog entry was written by Shelia Moyer, an Employee Relations Officer who volunteered to serve in Iraq. I joined… more
November 23, 2007

Volunteering for Iraq

Yesterday, State Department employees around the world logged on to their computers to find two cables - one from Secretary… more
November 17, 2007

Balancing Humanitarian Issues With International Security

My first assignment in Riyadh was a lesson in the overlapping but sometimes competing demands of humanitarian and security concerns… more
November 7, 2007

A Letter From Iraq to My Overwrought Colleagues

In his first posting, John writes an open letter to his Foreign Service Officer colleagues about the controversial issue of… more
October 30, 2007

How To Be Diplomatically Correct

Foreign Affairs Officer Tara Foley works in the Office of WMD Terrorism, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. Here Tara… more
October 25, 2007

U.S. Secretary of State Bilateral: Deputy PM of Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with His Excellency Dr. Barham Salih, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of… more

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