Eyewitnesses to History: Retired Diplomats Reveal U.S. Foreign Policy, Warts and All

Eyewitness to History: Retired U.S. Diplomats Reveal Raucous, Unvarnished Memories of U.S. Foreign Policy as it Happened By Nate Thayer March 19, 2014 The privately funded Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training has a Foreign Affairs Oral History Project has compiled the detailed memories of hundreds of key retired U.S. diplomats, eyewitnesses to modern history unfolding, […]

How–And Why-The New York Times Didn’t Interview Pol Pot

How–and Why– The New York Times Didn’t Interview Pol Pot By Nate Thayer January 23, 2014 After I interviewed Pol Pot in July and October 1997, my excellent magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review–the sister publication of the Wall Street Journal and both owned by Dow Jones–nominated me and the story for a Pulitzer Prize. […]

Corruption: American Style. U.S. foreign policy leadership for sale to those who give the most cash

Corruption: American Style. U.S. foreign policy leadership for sale to those who give the most cash  By Nate Thayer December 4, 2013 Earlier, I posted a link to the excellent blog of my friend, former diplomat turned author, James Bruno, who took exception to wholly vacuous and unqualified political socialites being given an ambassadorship, in […]

Love and Sex in the U.S. Foreign Service -Lust, Bombs, Bureaucrats. Writings by James Bruno

Love & Sex in the U.S. Foreign Service -Lust, Loneliness, Bombs & Bureaucrats & other writings by retired diplomat and best selling author James Bruno By Nate Thayer November 7, 2013 You can access the writings and book of James Bruno at http://jameslbruno.blogspot.com/ This morning, James Bruno, an old friend and now a best-selling author, […]