Elizabeth Shackelford: 'We can do a lot more with our soft power tools' – Episode 09
Elizabeth Shackelford, senior fellow on U.S. foreign policy with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, explains the restraint approach to foreign policy, discusses the current state of diplomacy under the Biden administration, and reflects on her time in the foreign service and her viral 2017 state department resignation letter.
Elizabeth Shackelford on America's Accountability-Free Foreign Policy
Empire Has No Clothes
On this edition of Empire Has No Clothes, Matt, Kelley, and Daniel speak with Elizabeth Shackelford, a former Foreign Service Officer and the author of The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age. She talks about her experience in the State Department, the damage done to the department in the Trump years, her resignation, and the lack of accountability in our foreign policy. We also discuss Bolton’s self-serving book and whether we can believe anything he tells us.
Earlier this week, St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum spoke with Elizabeth Shackelford — the author of the new book The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age. It was part of a live event for Left Bank Books. You find out more about Shackelford's work by going here: https://www.left-bank.com/event/elizabeth-shackelford-dissent-channel
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Scott R. Anderson sat down with Elizabeth Shackelford, a former foreign service officer whose late 2017 resignation became a sign of growing discontent with the Trump administration within the diplomatic corps. They talked about her new book, "The Dissent Channel," out this week, which discusses her experience as a young diplomat living through a period of crisis in South Sudan, and the lessons it taught her about diplomacy, human rights and the role of the United States in the world.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.