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John Norris

John Norris is the executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress.
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Analysis: What's the Best Way to Keep America’s Diplomats Safe?

November 5, 2013 William Palfrey was the epitome of a patriot-diplomat. He had served as John Hancock’s chief clerk, and when American forces captured the British ship Nancyand its prized cargo of weapons during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington himself charged Palfrey with off-loading its contents. Washington then appointed Palfrey as paymaster-general ...

How to Balance Safety and Openness for America’s Diplomats

November 4, 2013 William Palfrey was the epitome of a patriot-diplomat. He had served as John Hancock’s chief clerk, and when American forces captured the British ship Nancy and its prized cargo of weapons during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington himself charged Palfrey with off-loading its contents. Washington then appointed Palfrey as ...