A career diplomat, Kevin Sullivan has served six United States missions overseas and in senior leadership positions at the Department of State. His nomination to Ambassador to Nicaragua comes at a time of great tension between Washington and Managua.
Global Americans spoke to Juan Gonzalez, a recognized foreign policy executive with over 15 years of experience in U.S.-Latin America relations and one of the Global Americans 2018 New Generation of Public Intellectuals.
Rumors have circulated that President Trump may not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas when it meets in Lima this April. If true, it will be more evidence of a careless (or willful) ceding of goodwill and leadership in our neighborhood.
In yet another break with standard diplomatic practice, there have been no press releases or briefings since Jared Kushner’s return from Mexico. This is not the way diplomacy in a democracy is, or should be, conducted.