Diplomacy

U.S. Diplomats Will Start Returning to Ukraine

Russia’s aggression continues, but “Ukraine is succeeding,” said the secretary of State. 

Non-Emergency Federal Employees Ordered to Leave Shanghai

The mandate comes as China contends with a worsening surge of COVID-19 cases.

Hell at Abbey Gate: Chaos, Confusion and Death in the Final Days of the War in Afghanistan

In firsthand accounts, Afghan civilians and U.S. Marines describe the desperate struggle to flee through the Kabul airport’s last open entrance. U.S. officials knew an attack was coming. Then a suicide bomber killed and injured hundreds.

Madeleine Albright, the First Female Secretary of State, Dies at 84

"Hers were the hands that turned the tide of history," President Biden said in a White House statement on Wednesday.

GovExec Daily: Federal Employees and the Ukraine Crisis

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to discuss the ways feds are responding to the situation in Europe.

The Secretary of State Has One Overarching Message for U.S. Embassy Personnel in Europe: ‘Thank You’

The secretary is abroad for five days continuing the Biden administration’s efforts to counter Russia’s war against Ukraine.

What Just Happened With Putin’s Nuclear Forces? Here’s What Experts Say

Whatever it is, U.S. officials are calling it escalatory–but not “high alert.”

Here's What Is Happening With the Federal Employees Evacuated From Ukraine

Groups look to provide aid to families of those required to relocate suddenly, some of whom left possessions and pets behind.

GovExec Daily: U.S. Embassy Staff in Kyiv Leave During the Ukraine Crisis

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the State Department evacuation this week.

U.S. Embassy Staff in Ukraine Have Been Relocated to Poland

They are “essentially commuting,” said a State Department spokesperson.

State Department Authorizes Some Federal Employees to Leave Ukraine

“Decisions were made out of an abundance of caution,” said a department official. 

‘Our Job Is Not Done’: How Women Veterans in Congress Continue to Help Afghan Refugees

These policymakers are pressing the Biden administration to protect Afghan refugees, specifically women and children.

Sen. Ted Cruz Delays Dozens of President Joe Biden’s Ambassador Nominations, Stoking Feud Over National Security

Cruz has single-handedly delayed dozens of key State Department nominees in retaliation for a Biden decision to drop U.S. opposition to a Russian pipeline to Germany.

Lawmaker Urges Watchdogs to Review Special Immigrant Visa Process for Afghans

The process has been scrutinized in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover and U.S. withdrawal. 

An ‘Urgent Request’ for Feds to Help with the Afghan Resettlement Process

The Mosaic Muslim Federal Employee Association is looking for native or fluent Dari and Pashto speakers.