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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:
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Why Trump’s draft executive order to slash UN & agencies funding should be treated seriously, though with caution

30 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Amy Liberman, Devex

“You’re going to see a change in the way we do business…”taking names” of those who don’t “have our back”!

– Nikki Haley, US Permanent Representative to the UN

A U.S. presidential executive order targeting the United Nations and other international organizations could inflict a major blow to global development and humanitarian operations, slashing American funding by at least 40 percent. But the full extent of the draft measure’s potential harm — for now, at least — remains difficult to gauge, experts say.
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