How to Get Into Diplomacy Play Review (3:40)
This article contains spoilers for the episode “Diplomacy Play” in which the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations discusses his feelings about the recent vote on sanctions on Russia and the European Union, and the diplomatic fallout.
If you don’t want to know what’s going on, don’t watch.
The ambassador, Roberta Jacobson, is a veteran of the U (American) administration.
She also spent her career in Washington, D.C., and has been an active member of the administration’s political and policy team.
She was also a principal advisor on the U.-Russian Strategic and Political Dialogue.
She’s been a major player on the Obama administration’s efforts to work with Moscow and its neighbors, and is considered to be a trusted advisor on Russia’s foreign policy.
(She’s been on this panel before, in May of 2016.)
In response to questions from the panel about how she felt about the sanctions, Jacobson said she had to put “my political life on hold” to pursue her political career.
“I didn’t have the time to do the work that was needed to make that decision.
I don’t know what I would have done if I had been in my own personal life,” she said.
She explained that she was worried that “some of the sanctions that were passed in the wake of Crimea would be applied to me.”
She said that the Russian government was not willing to engage with her, because of “their own personal interest” in the situation.
“I’ve never felt that my work as a diplomat, that’s been something I’ve done for the last two decades and I’ve always done it with a great deal of respect,” she added.
I don’t think I have the ability to put my political life to rest.
It’s not something I can say no to.
I do believe that it is important for the U to do what we need to do in the region to prevent the worst from happening again.
And I do think that Russia is being a little too cautious.
She also explained that the U was willing to work in a cooperative fashion with Russia, but that she had “no confidence in what they’re doing.”
“The U.N. is working very well with Russia,” she concluded.
“And I think that’s important.”
This article contains a few spoilers for a few scenes in the episode, but it’s pretty good.
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