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A Special Class of Diplomat

Gordon Gray highlights two published accounts of diplomatic work in a year when diplomats were thrust into the limelight by circumstances beyond their control.

2019 was the year of the diplomat. Specifically, it was the year that the professionalism, patriotism and fact-based approach of public servants was thrust into the limelight by circumstances far beyond the diplomats’ control. And fortunately for Foreign Service officers and members of the public alike, 2019 also saw the publication of two superb accounts of diplomatic work.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Foreign Service Journal. Click here to view the full article.

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Gordon Gray

Former Senior Fellow