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In this episode of The Internationalist, host Julio Bruno sits down with Senior Fellow in US Foreign Policy for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former diplomat with the US State Department, Elizabeth Shackelford.
Elizabeth explains her time as a Foreign Service Officer in South Sudan during the outbreak of civil war and where she thinks the United States went wrong in diplomatic relations. They discuss how the U.S. government should address foreign human rights abuses and foster diplomatic solutions.
Then, the focus shifts to Elizabeth’s infamous resignation letter from the U.S. State Department, which was heavily critical of former president Donald Trump and his administration. They discussed the shortcomings of the Trump administration in defending human rights at home and abroad, as well as the decrease in support for the State Department, which caused long-term damage to the institution. Elizabeth and Julio then talk about Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he is running for president again in 2024—and the possibility of re-election.
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Published: Nov 24, 2022