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Issues & Insights Vol. 09 – No. 06

It is an honor to be back here, giving another "L.W. ‘Bill’ and Jean Lane Lecture in Diplomacy." What a difference a year makes. Last year the podium was on the other side. Beyond that, we all had some money. We were feeling pretty lusty and bold about ourselves. But the year of the rat really didn’t treat us very well did it? I’m not sure the year of the ox is going to be so much better, at least in the near term. It’s been really rough for all of us.