14k Womens White gold Round Cut Pave Set Diamond 4 Row Hoop Earrings 2.0 Ct ADST Facebook Page ADST Twitter Feed RSS Feed ADST Youtube




Search Our U.S. Diplomatic Oral History Collection – – The World’s Largest

 A GREAT RESOURCE FOR DIPLOMATS, JOURNALISTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND ENGAGED CITIZENS  .  .  .  ALL AROUND THE WORLD!

Check out our FEATURED ORAL HISTORY: Charles A. Ray

Ambassador Charles A. Ray has played many a role in the development of American foreign policy. He served as ambassador to Cambodia from 2002-2005 and as diplomat in residence in Houston, Texas from 2005-2006.

Some excerpts:

14K Y gold RUBY AND PEARL LRG. SLIDE BRACELET CHARM 10.1 GR

Item specifics

Condition:
Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition
Total Carat Weight (TCW): .80
Main Stone Shape: Round Metal: Yellow Gold
Main Stone Creation: Natural Clarity: SI1
Diamond Color: K - M Metal Purity: 14k
UPC:

Does not apply

On Chinese-American Relations 1983-1985: "They were interesting in that I think the Chinese were struggling with just how to interact with us. I found it interesting that there was a difference between the way the officials in the south dealt with us and the way their counterparts in Beijing did; I found that out in an interesting way. I was sent as escort officer once with a guy from the refugee bureau here, this was also about the time when you had lots of ethnic Chinese coming from Vietnam who were being evicted. Then there were also the occasional artillery duels between the Chinese and the Vietnamese and they were putting the ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam in refugee camps within artillery range of the border which upset a lot of people back here."

14K Yellow gold 1 3ct TDW Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring by Unique Design14k Yellow & White gold .50tcw Si1 H Diamond Solitaire w Accents Ring Sz 6.7514k yellow & white gold fancy diamond earrings with French clip

On attending the War College: "It was fine, I had a great year. It was a chance to sit back and think and to discuss thing with people, to sort of find out where your mind is in terms of your profession and how you do things. It was something that unfortunately the State Department doesn’t do enough of and doesn’t do well is to take people who are in this really high pressure important occupations and pull them out every now and then for a few months to give them time to decompress and to sort of reinvent themselves. I got a chance to do a lot of reading that I just ordinarily wouldn’t either have the time to do or just wouldn’t have the motivation to do some writing and research and to stretch. In the department you are in your cone or in your geographical area and you are pretty much locked into that. In the War College I got a chance to explore parts of the world that otherwise probably never would see; I got a chance to go to India and Pakistan, that wouldn’t have been possible without the War College experience because I’d been pretty much locked into Asia or Africa in the Department."

14K Yellow & White gold Rhodium Finish 6x20x35mm Hoop Earrings, Hinged Clasp14K Yellow 3D Moveable Beer Stein Charm14K yellow and white gold Diamonds Pearls woman EARRINGS dangle drop chandelier14k Yellow and White gold Vintage Art Deco 0.15ctw Diamond Ring size 6.5

Read more about Ambassador Charles A. Ray HERE.

For a list of oral histories by NAME, click HERE.  ADVANCED SEARCH:  click HERE.

 

14K Yellow gold Tricorne 18th Century Hat Charm Pendant

Poor Richard’s Podcasts: Tales of American Diplomacy

 

14K YELLOW gold BOXER DOG CHARM 24-314k Yellow gold Multi color Stone Ring Sizable 714K YELLOW gold BEST FRIEND'' CHARM N167-V14k Yellow gold & Brown Rhodium 5mm Twisted Hinged Hoop Earrings 20mm x 5mm

PODCASTS ARE A GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE ADST'S ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION

Check out our FEATURED PODCAST: George Shultz “Your Country is the United States”

 Or listen to any of our 60+ podcasts using the links below:

Available on iTunes  14K Yellow gold Rounded Cross with Wrap Detail Charm Pendant14K Yellow gold Wedding Bells Charm XAC460Listen on Google Play Music

14k Yellow gold & Diamonds Small Bow Design Pave Stud Post Earrings New Gift

Featured Publications

 

 

TERRORISM, BETRAYAL, AND RESILIENCE: MY STORY OF THE 1998 U.S. EMBASSY BOMBINGS

14K Yellow gold & Rhodium Diamond-cut 2.5mm Twisted Hoop Earrings 35mm length14k Yellow gold .011 Gauge Engraveable Dog Tag Notch Disc Pendant Charm14k yellow gold .12ct SI1 H diamond sapphire womens ring 4.1g estate vintage14k yellow gold .22ct SIH diamond cluster ring 4.3g estate vintage womens ladies

by PRUDENCE BUSHNELL

A gripping diplomatic thriller that tells the harrowing saga of the 1998 bombing of Embassy Nairobi, Ambassador Bushnell’s first-person account provides lessons of leadership, crisis management, and policy acumen. The tale dramatically illustrates the terrorism danger diplomats confront daily.”
––Ambassador ROBERT E. GRIBBIN III (Ret.)

On August 7, 1998, al-Qaeda bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya, where Prudence Bushnell was U.S. ambassador, and Tanzania. Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience is her account of what happened, how it happened, and its impact twenty years later. Congress held no hearings about the bombings, the national security community held no after-action reviews, and the mandatory Accountability Review Board focused on narrow security issues. Then on September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. homeland, and the East Africa bombings became little more than a footnote.

14k yellow gold .30ct SI VS H marquise diamond engagment ring 4.8g womens estate14k yellow gold .42ct SI2 H Double U prong round diamond stud earrings14K Yellow gold .54 ct Diamond Clustaire Stud Earrings14k Yellow gold .850ct. I1 J-K Diamond Stud Earrings. Carat Wt- 0.850ct (4.6MM)

This book is Pru Bushnell’s account of her quest to understand how these bombings could have happened, given the scrutiny bin Laden and his cell in Nairobi had been getting since 1996 from special groups throughout the U.S. intelligence community. She tracks national security strategies and assumptions about terrorism and the Muslim world that failed to keep us safe in 1998 and continue today. In this hard-hitting, no-holds-barred account she reveals what led to poor decisions in Washington and demonstrates how diplomacy and leadership going forward will be our country’s most potent defense.

14k Yellow gold 0.009 Gauge Engravable Octagonal Disc Charm (0.9in x 0.7in)14k yellow gold 0.10CT IGI Certified Diamond Stud earrings Jewelry14K YELLOW gold 0.25 CTW DIAMOND PERIDOT blueeE TOPAZ GREEN TOURMALINE RING14K YELLOW gold 0.40 CT DIAMONDS GIRLS-LADIES SMALL CLUSTER RING, SIZE 6.25

ADST has assisted with the publications of over 100 books in our over thirty year history. Check out these publications HERE.

 



14K Yellow gold 1.9 mm Diamond-Cut Rope Chain
Please support our vital work of capturing, preserving, and sharing the experiences of America’s diplomats. Become a 14kt Yellow gold Hoop Earrings or volunteer to be interviewed or to assist ADST in other ways.

14K White gold Polished Masonic Charm

Our Sponsors

14k Yellow gold 1 5-Carat tw VS2 SI1 G-I Diamond Stud Thread Post Earrings14K Yellow gold 11x6mm Fresh Water Biwa Baroque Pearl Ring - Size 6.5 14k Yellow gold 17mm x 17mm Basket Weave Patterned Hinged Hoop Earrings 3.2g


14K Yellow gold 2.0 CT Cubic Zirconia Earrings Set14k Yellow gold 2.75 Carat Natural blueee Sapphire & Diamond Pendant14k Yellow gold 2mm Square Tube Hoop Earrings T1073