Diplopundit Blog Index | September 2010


Senate confirms State Dept nominations EXCEPT Robert Ford, Frank Ricciardone, Norman Eisen and Matt Bryza, then adjourns for midterm campaigns


Officially In: Thomas R. Nides to State Dept Management and Resources (D/MR)…


Quickie: Reconstruction Chief Quits, Putting ‘Civilian Surge” in Doubt…


State Dept’s Helo Fleet Shaping Up with 11 Additional S-61™…


Officially In: Paige Alexander to USAID/EUR


Officially In: Fulp, Nickels, Shaheen and Wicker to UNGA…


Can the ESTA Euro Reciprocity Version be far behind?…

Colton v. Clinton: Age Discrimination Case Fails in DC Court…


Officially In: William Brownfield to State/ INL…


Officially In: Kurt Tong to APEC


US Embassy Seoul Hosts the Governator on Trade Mission in South Korea…


WaPo: It is shameful that the ethnic origin of a U.S. diplomat’s wife should be used against him…


US Embassy Kabul: Natalie Cole Sings at Black Tulip’s Sneak Preview…


Robert Young Pelton: The chatter behind the scenes is that Baghdad is not the place you want to
be posted to next year…


Concerns over the State Dept’s future in Iraq: …


Book burning craze goes weirder, 9,500 copies of “Operation Dark Heart” up in flames…


Videos of the Week: Stephen Colbert Testifies in in Congress …


States of Conflict in I’Af/Pak: By the Numbers


Quote: My life became one of full disclosure.


SFRC Clears Arvizu, Eisen, Mussomeli, Woerth and Bryza, then somebody Prompty placed a hold on one of them. Guess who? ..


Sept 23 – Our New Man in Pakistan will be at the Senate …


Sept 22 SFRC Hearings: Kristie Kenney, Karen Stewart…


Sept 22 SFRC Hearings: Steinberg, Lindborg, Mikula…


Sept 22 SFRC Hearings: Boulware, Powell, McMullen,…


Confirmed: Feierstein, Biswal, Lobo, Alemayehou and.Orr..


Thomas Nides: to succeed Jack Lew as State’s Deputy Secretary…


Imagine the headline if Ambassador Eikenberry ever run for …


Somebody hacks the French Foreign Ministry’s Tweet…


MAR eCards | Do you speak Horsey 3+/3+?


FS blog, Ef”m signs out


Embed diplomacy as a core “proficiency” in the US Army …


SRAP Holbrooke Visits IDP Camp in Pakistan


Our favorite “Senator from France” Chuck Hagel: still telling it like it is…


Belt Tightening and Something Familiar from the Canadian Foreignn Service…


Mission Accomplished: Iraq gets a $52.1 billion surplus and all we got was a lousy $13.4 trillion debt …


The Afghan Plan: Where the Marvelous Dakota Blogs from the Middle of Nowhere …


Diplomacy and great knockabout entertainment


Pew Research: Only 11% of Pakistanis describe US as a partner…


Officially In: Pamela Ann White to Banjul


Top Ten US Embassy Facebook Pages – Worldwide


Amb Blog: The Price of Democracy


US Embassy Oman: Arabic Language Proficiency


DMW: Mental Health Treatment Still a Security Clearance…


JFK: I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute …


Officially In: Cameron Munter to Islamabad


Clinton issues note on mental health; seeking help…


If you give a diplomat a few drinks, do not/not give him a …


Hillary: “Burn the Qur’an Day” — doesn’t in any way…


Huh? News: Interpeter Bungles Afghan Translation for US Military…


State Dept’s Top Twitterati Jared Cohen Moves to Google…


Huh? News: US Embassy Manila Facebook Says “The war is over!”…


Mandatory Retirement in the Foreign Service: The Numbers Game…


State Department’s 2009 Presidential Rank Awards and Awesome Curiosity…


First Hot Ship Transfer Between U.S. and Pakistan:…


PSA: Angelina Jolie Calls for Pakistan Flood Help


MAR eCards | Forced out of the plane


Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Hits South Island of New Zealand …


Quickie: The Struggle to Police Foreign Subcontractors…


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