The new U.S. embassy in Iraq is a fortress covering 104 acres, but building bunkers may not be the best model to follow.
THE SOURCE: “The Future of Diplomacy: Real Time or Real Estate?” by Jerrold D. Green, in RAND Review, Summer 2008.
Consider Belgium, a country the size of Maryland with 10 million people and some of the world’s best food. It is home to no fewer than three magnificent American embassies and missions housing ambassadors and staff that represent U.S. interests in Belgium, NATO, and the European Union. In an era dominated by the Internet, cell phones, videoconferencing, and modern airline connections, writes Jerrold D. Green, president of the Pacific...