July 04, 2020

When tensions with North Korea are high, cool heads must prevail
Former Obama administration diplomat says "politics of pique" should not define Warmbier response

Every U.S. diplomat, at some point in their career, will face the same problem: an instruction from Washington to deliver an utterly useless message to a foreign government.

So it was with legendary career diplomat Lawrence Eagleburger, who as U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1977 to 1981 received his fair share of what diplomats call “demarche requests.”