richard holbrooke

Known at home as "Ambassador Dad," filmmaker David Holbrooke delves into the remarkable life and legacy of his father, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, in his new film, The Diplomat.

Filmmaker David Holbrooke discussed the life and work of his father, the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.

March 11, 2015

As ambassador to Macedonia during the Kosovo war, Poland during that country’s climb to democracy, South Korea during difficult talks with its northern neighbor, and Iraq as the United States was trying to determine how to extricate itself, Hill had to live foreign policy, not just ponder it.

Christopher R. Hill with Barack Obama and Joe Biden
March 9, 2015

A review of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy by Christopher R. Hill.

February 18, 2013

“IT is not going too far to say that American foreign policy has become completely subservient to tactical domestic political considerations.” This stern verdict comes from Vali Nasr, who spent two years working for the Obama administration before becoming dean of the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has chosen Marc Grossman, a retired senior diplomat and former ambassador to Turkey, as the Obama administration’s new special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a senior State Department official said Monday.

The memorial service at Washington’s Kennedy Center last week had the trappings of a state funeral. President Barack Obama was there, former president Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan flew in for the occasion, as did scores of other dignitaries.