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Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 6
Published on: May 15, 2017
The State of State
Making Diplomacy Great Again

We won’t have more foreign policy successes without better diplomacy. The first step is to understand what diplomacy can and can’t do.

James Jeffrey is the Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. During his 35-year diplomatic career (1977-2012) he served as Ambassador and Deputy Mission Chief to both Turkey and Iraq, Ambassador to Albania, and Deputy National Security Advisor. From 1969-76 he served as an infantry officer in Germany and Vietnam.
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