Pretty much everyone has a view, but not everyone is as well-placed to offer predictions as Michael C. Polt, a former US ambassador to Estonia and a board member of the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF).
In this interview with Latvian Radio's Artjoms Konohovs, Polt gives his best guess as the future direction of American diplomacy.
Born in Austria, during his 35-year diplomatic career, Mr. Polt served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia and as Ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro. He held other senior positions in the Department of State, as Deputy Director for European Security and Arms Control issues, and in Panama City as Political Counselor of the U.S. Embassy during the time leading up to the U.S. military action against the Noriega regime in 1989.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an Honorary Doctorate from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee.