Seeking the ‘human context’ in diplomacy

South Korea's ambassador, set to retire back to Seoul, reflects on his 36-year diplomatic career.

Embassy Photo: Carl Meyer
Outgoing South Korean Ambassador Cho Hee-yong.
Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/25/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 08/27/2015 5:56 pm EDT

In 1979, the year that Cho Hee-yong joined South Korea's foreign ministry, the world was wrapped up in Cold War paranoia.

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