Ambassador Robert Ford speaks on diplomacy and current US policy

20 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At his last diplomatic assignment, Ambassador Ford was US envoy to Syria. He disagreed with his government’s policies and resigned from his post. He’s now in the academic world.

In my July 14, 2016 article fighting Tedros Adhanom’s campaign to become Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), I unsuccessfully used some facts from Ambassador Robert Ford to oppose his candidacy. Therein a reader would find the following:


I miss his BBC interview, which dwelt on Syria, ethnic relations especially Alawites and other Syrians. Anyone who has listened to it cannot help immediately wondering the close interrelationships between the TPLF and Alawites. Why BBC has withdrew is troubling!


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