In his new diaryThey call it diplomacyPeter Westmacott, former British ambassador to the United States, returns 40 years of service as a diplomat in the United Kingdom. Over the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Westmacott has served in many important roles, including as ambassador to Turkey, ambassador to France, and most recently, as ambassador to the United States. His career spanned from the end of the Cold War to the post-9/11 era. As Second Secretary in Tehran, Ambassador Westmacott spent four years as a diplomat in Iran in the run-up to the 1979 revolution. As the Biden administration developed its foreign policy strategy for the United States and charted a way forward on arms control and nuclear policy, it is time to assess the importance of diplomats and the role they play. In engaging on the ground with communities in key regions around the world. the world.
On May 5, Foreign Policy in Brookings will host Ambassador Westmacott for a panel discussion on the future of the Greater Middle East and the critical role of diplomats in shaping foreign policy.
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