U.S State Department

This encore program was originally aired in December of 2017.

The world of foreign diplomacy is a secretive one, and for those of us on the outside, it is also largely inaccessible. Veteran diplomat and author Matthew Palmer pulls back the curtains on this hidden world with suspense novels that offer an insider’s perspective on conflicts and cultures in far corners of the globe. And he’s done it again in his new book, titled Enemy of the Good.


Some of the nation's most formidable statesmen and women were guests of  Friday's Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs, now in its 32nd year. The Boise State conference attracted ambassadors, scholars, authors and U.S. State Department officials. They were on hand to deconstruct this year's theme: Clash of Cultures, The Middle East in Turmoil. 
 

Ambassador Gerald Feierstein was invited to consider this week's fifth anniversary of the rise of the Arab Spring. Feierstein is the current Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near East