Foreign policy politics--uncensored

Ok, I’m trying something different with this newsletter, which I’m calling Un-Diplomatic. Its purpose: Honest, undiplomatic takes on the politics of foreign policy from me, Van Jackson. Doublespeak and rhetorical hedging pervade Washington. I hate it. Foreign policy wonks should be more candid than politicos and government officials, but self-censorship and political detachment too often makes the most career sense. It’s like we’re all protecting some alternative future where we get Senate-confirmed.

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