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About Thomas Armbruster
Thomas Armbruster is a columnist for The GeoStrategists. He is the former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. In his long career as an American diplomat, Thomas Armbruster served as the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok, Russia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan, Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Political Affairs Officer and Nuclear Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia; and Vice Consul at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was a reporter for the CBS affiliate KGMB-TV in Hawaii. Mr. Armbruster holds a B.A. from McDaniel College, an M.A. from St. Mary’s University, and an M.S. from the Naval War College.
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Persona non grata

January 4, 2017 Thomas Armbruster 0

Being declared “persona non grata” is the diplomatic equivalent of being shown the “red card” in soccer. It’s game over. However, in some situations, it can also be a badge of honor. […]

Let’s Decentralize Washington, DC

December 16, 2016 Thomas Armbruster 0

Washington, DC was chosen as our nation’s capitol because it was the geographic center of the United States in 1790. Since then, the geographic center has moved to Lebanon, Kansas for the contiguous 48 states and there are many cultural, economic and educational “centers of gravity.” […]

Taiwan Calling

December 7, 2016 Thomas Armbruster 0

Somebody in the State Department turned purple when Donald Trump exchanged pleasantries with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The U.S. has recognized the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan since 1979, and respects a One China policy following the United Nations determination in 1971 that the PRC should sit in the China seat in New York. […]

Fake News is Big News

December 2, 2016 Thomas Armbruster 0

There is big money in fake news, much to the dismay of those who have been researching facts, checking sources, and scrupulously double checking information, while way too many readers out there apparently just want fake news! […]

America in the World’s eyes under a Trump presidency

November 9, 2016 Thomas Armbruster 0

President-elect Trump rocked the world because he rocks the foundations of America, challenging religious freedom and tolerance, challenging our historic inclusion of immigrants, even questioning our first allegiance to the world’s strongest democracies, our allies, with whom we forged an international order, including NATO. […]

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