TV Series

Conversations with Nicholas Kralev is a TV series that examines the practice of diplomacy in the 21st century and the challenges it faces. Produced in 2013-2015 and broadcast on the American Forces Network (AFN), it features interviews with U.S. and foreign diplomats, as well as military and intelligence officials, journalists and foreign policy experts.


BurnsWilliam J. Burns
U.S. Deputy
Secretary of State

Pickering1Thomas Pickering
Former Undersecretary of State
Political Affairs (Part 1)

KwanMichelle Kwan
State Deptartment Adviser
Figure-Skating Champion

NyeJoseph Nye
Professor, Harvard University

CaslenLt. Gen. Robert Caslen
U.S. Military Academy, West Point

WestmacottPeter Westmacott
British Ambassador
to the United States

ThomasLinda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Foreign Service

AmmonPeter Ammon
German Ambassador
to the United States

RossAlec Ross
Former Adviser for Innovation
Department of State

JacobsJanice Jacobs
Assistant Secretary of State
Consular Affairs

RussiaKurt Volker & Andrew Kuchins
The State and Future of
U.S.-Russian Diplomacy

FriedDaniel Fried
Global Sanctions Coordinator
Department of State

EnsorDavid Ensor
The Voice of America

RaoNirupama Rao
Indian Ambassador
to the United States

KrcJan Krc
Advances for Gay
American Diplomats

JohnsonSusan Johnson
American Foreign Service Association

CountrymanTom Countryman
Assistant Secretary of State
International Security

Shah1Rajiv Shah
Administrator, U.S. Agency
for International Development

Pickering2Thomas Pickering
Former Undersecretary of State
Political Affairs (Part 2)

NegroponteJohn Negroponte
Former Director
National Intelligence

BiswalNisha Biswal
Assistant Secretary of State
South & Central Asian Affairs

CampbellKurt Campbell
Former Assistant Secretary of State
Asian and Pacific Affairs

Jeffrey:BohlenJames Jeffrey & Avis Bohlen
Career Diplomats’ Role
in Policy-Making

McEldowneyNancy McEldowney
Foreign Service Institute

BeecroftStephen Beecroft
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
Former U.S. Ambassador to Jordan

DoerGary Doer
Canadian Ambassador
to the United States

CrowleyP.J. Crowley
Former Assistant Secretary of State
Public Affairs

BeazleyKim Beazley
Australian Ambassador
to the United States

SonenshineTara Sonenshine
Undersecretary of State
Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs

MauldinJimmy Mauldin
Raising a Family
in the Foreign Service

ReekerPhilip Reeker
U.S. Consul-General in Milan
Former Ambassador to Macedonia

SlavinBarbara Slavin
The State and Future of
U.S.-Iranian Diplomacy

UrsKrishna Urs
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

O'ConnorKerry O’Connor
Innovation Catalyst
Department of State