Blog Index | April 2010

April had been a busy month in this corner. Another diplomatic post went from authorized to ordered departure in what seems to be never ending rounds of upheavals; three more ambassadors tendered their resignations (Kmeic, Roemer, Barzun), new nominations continued to trickle down this past month, CODEL slideshows remained as popular as OIG reports, Iraq  moved to the forgotten country of American public opinion, Afghanistan remained a sandy pit headache with no end in sight …

US Ambassador to Sweden Matthew Barzun Resigns, Announces New Obama Mission…

Officially In: President Obama’s New “A” Team


Af/Pak: Excuse me, sirs — with strategeric friends like these, why do we need enemies…


US Embassy Sweden: Must Stay Next Trip, the Tree House of Harads…


Insider Quote: The Problems of Now, the Knee Jerk Variety Response …


U.S. Ambassador to India Tim Roemer Announces Resignation…


Officially In, Tomorrow: Panetta to DOD, Petreaus to CIA, Crocker and Allen to Kabul …


WH to US Ambassador to Malta: Don’t Expect Leader of the Free World to Stop Everything to rescue You from Bad Guys…


Jailhouse Confidential: Hamsters on a Wheel in a Cage Called Afghanistan…


In Diplopundit’s Mailbox: Proper Attire for CODELs…


Crocker-Petreaus: Iraq Dream Team to be Re-united in Afghanistan 10.0


Don’t be a passhole, go vote in the AFSA Elections…


US Embassy Belgium Goes Green With Donations — from Green Companies…


US Embassy #Syria Now on Ordered Departure for Family Members and …


State/OIG on US Embassy Norway: “Ambassador is an Effective Political Appointee”…


US Mission India: CODEL McConnell. April 20, 2011


US Embassaurus: No Seismic Bracing? No Big Deal……


US Mission Afghanistan: CODEL McConnell, April 201…


US Embassy #Egypt: $30 Billion USAID Assistance to Egypt in 30 Years …


Insider Quote: you’re not going to be able to depend on Washington…


So you want to become an ambassador?


WaPo’s In The Loop Iraq Naming Contest — And the Winners Are …


State/OIG on US Embassy Denmark: “Ambassador has, in effect, become a first-line supervisor …


US Mission Afghanistan: CODEL John Boehner 2011.04…


New Word of the Day: Greater Georgebushistan


Wow! If I earn $50K a year, $4.42 of my taxes goes.to international affairs and foreign aid..


Stimson Center: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Budget Deal Could Have Been a Lot Worse…


Quickie: Why can’t the State Department get any love…


Diplopundit is Officially a Source in Wikipedia –in Disputed Proposed Awards…


Officially In: Stuart Jones to Amman


Officially In: Jonathan D. Farrar to Managua


Officially In: Lisa Kubiske to Tegucigalpa


US Ambassador to Malta Douglas Kmiec to Resign from Post Effective August 15…


Confirmations: Gration, Gavin, Patterson, Tong, Johnson Cook, Torsella and Daulaire…


Officially In: Derek Mitchell as Special Representative for Burma…


Matt Armstrong Joins the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy…


Oh, No! The Sounding Board is in WaPo’s In the Loop…


FY2011 Budget Bill: Senate Votes 81-19, House Vote 260-167…


New FS Blog: We Meant Well, Plus a Book Coming Out This Fall…


Funding Soft Power Maybe Smart, But What About My…


US Mission Afghanistan: Amb. Eikenberry Visits PRT Farah…


Senate Appropriations Releases Highlights of FY2011…


SFRC Clears Gration, Patterson, Gavin, Shear, John…


Officially In: D. Brent Hardt to Georgetown


Officially In: Geeta Pasi to Djibouti


Officially In: Donald W. Koran to Kigali


Final CR for FY 2011 has $8.4 Billion Cuts for State…


Career Diplomacy | Life and Work in the Foreign Service…


US Mission Afghanistan: CODEL Wittman 03.26.2011


Officially In: James H. Thessin to Asuncion


Ayesh, Former US Embassy Baghdad Employee Gets 42 Months…


Ecuador: The Tit for Tat Explusion Not Over Yet –…


Projected Shutdown Cost: Over $65 Million Per Week…


US Mission Afghanistan: CODEL Marino 03.23-24.2011…


US Mission Mexico: Three Posts Warning on Possible…


Congress Govt Shutdown Averted by Cowardly Reps Who Will Do This Again, and …


Al Kamen’s In the Loop Iraq Naming Opportunities Contest…


US Embassy Malta: OIG Slams Political Ambassador for “Outside Activities”, Recommends Termination of Employees’ R&R Benefit…


State Dept Shutdown Details: Non-Emergency Consular Services to Stop…


State Dept Shutdown Details: What Overseas Operation Will Continue …


State Dept Shutdown Details: 30-40% Excepted Domestic, Significantly …


US Declares Ecuadorian Ambassador “Persona Non Grata…


Soldiers Will Continue to Fight But Stop Getting Paid, Congress Will Continue to Play Chicken and Still Get Paid…


Govt Shutdown: State Dept Making Contingency Plans…


State Dept eMED data breach: info not disclosed to others but advises employees to  …


US Mission Afghanistan: Deputy Secetary Nides’ Town Hall…


Govt Shutdown Down the Wire, AFSA Rally on April 8…


Ecuador Declares US Ambassador “Persona Non Grata”…


President Obama Appoints Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman as Special Envoy for Sudan…


US Embassy #Egypt: To Resume Visa and Consular Operations…


SFRC Hearings: Bruce Shear, Kurt Tong


Alleged Fake Amcits Had Contract Jobs at State Dept…


33 Groups Ask Senate to Vote Against Scott Gration…


SFRC Hearings: Scott Gration, Michelle Gavin


SFRC Hearings: Mara Rudman, Robert Patterson


Officially In: Kenneth J. Fairfax to Astana


Officially In: Henry S. Ensher to Algiers


Officially In: Lewis Lukens to Dakar


Officially In: Paul Wohlers to Skopje


SFRC Hearing: Suzan D. Johnson Cook


US Embassy #Syria Now on Authorized Voluntary Departure…


Blog Index | March 2011


US Embassy Côte d’Ivoire: Staff Shelters in Place …


Diplopundit Responds to Blog Take Down Notice from Tiger Boss…


Tiger Boss Sends “Polite” Blog Take Down Notice

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