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Diplomacy and U.S. Foreign Policy: Conversation with Ambassador Barbara Bodine, U.S. Ambassador to Yemen (1997-2001), May 2, 2008, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ambassador Barbara Bodine for a discussion of her 30-year career in the foreign service. Topics covered include the work of diplomacy, U.S. policy in the Middle East, the events leading to the first Iraq War, her tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Yemen including the response to the al Qaeda suicide attack on the USS Cole, and the longterm consequences of the militarization of U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration.

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