Safe or Secure?
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
4d ago
Living in a war zone- how do you know when you're safe? In this epsiode we discuss the micro and the macro of secruity living at the former U.S. Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alexisjhuff/support ..read more
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Behind the Walls
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1w ago
Alexis delves into the lifestyles of the American diplomats behind the walls of the fortress-Embassy in Kabul. What does it mean to be in a place without really engaging with that place? How would it look to give up almost everything in your life to do your job ..read more
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Bonus: Self Care and Resistance
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1w ago
TW: Suicide Alexis and Fallon check-in on recent events in the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. This is an extremely frank and emotional discussion of these difficult events. Please take care of yourselves ..read more
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Explainer Series: International Agreements
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1w ago
Hello all!! It's been a minute, but Alexis and Fallon are back with another in the explainer series on international agreements! We have an informative Q+A exposing the role that treaties and agreements play in keeping and creating global order. Enjoy ..read more
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Explainer Series: DDR
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1w ago
Another installment in the Israel explainer series, Alexis and Fallon imagine a possible peace process in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and get into all of the details ..read more
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Explainer Series: The Global House of Nukes (and You)
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1w ago
Alexis and Fallon are back with a part 3 on the Israel explainer series! We'll go deep on how the global nuclear order came to exist, and how it's impacting the situation in Israel. We also talk about the online advocacy that's taking over social media. TW for sexual violence ..read more
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Explainer Series: Everyone Wants a Peace
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1w ago
Alexis and Fallon are back with an Israeli- Palestinian conflict explainer part 2! We discuss the one- and two-state solutions, the diplomatic manuevering taking place, and how the Biden administration is fighting for the return of the hostages. If you enjoyed part 1, this will add to your knowledge of the surrounding context of the conflict and its potential resolution(s ..read more
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Explainer Series: Exile and Occupation
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1w ago
In light of the events unfolding in Israel since Saturday, Oct 7th, Alexis and Fallon are doing a (sort of) quick, (nuanced) overview of the historical events that have played a role in the lead up to what is happening now. Alexis also provides some context on the diplomatic angles at play and speculates on possible next steps from the international community and the Israeli govt. This episode was recorded on Oct, 10th ..read more
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How to Give Away Money
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
2w ago
Ever wondered what US diplomats did in Afghnnistan before the pull-out? Alexis walks you through her job as assistant cultural affairs officer, which mostly centered on managing grants (aka giving away money ..read more
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What Do You Know About Afghanistan?
Off Duty Diplomat
by Alexis Alexander
1M ago
Season 3 of the podcast starts with a Q+A between Fallon and Alexis all about Afghanistan! Learn something new, while Alexis sets the stage for her final overseas tour as a diplomat ..read more
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