Monthly Archives: February 2019

Certificates of Competency for Nominees to be Chiefs of Mission: 1980 – 2014

In the Foreign Service Act of 1980, Congress mandated the creation of official records by which to assess the qualifications of ambassadorial nominees. Section 304 provides that, upon the nomination of an individual to serve in the office of ambassador, … Continue reading

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New Paper on Ambassadorial Appointments

I just posted a new draft on the topic of U.S. ambassadorial appointments. The paper uses documents I obtained from the State Department through requests and litigation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to develop an account of the … Continue reading

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