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Rebuilding The State Department Under Biden

May 8, 2021

We’re heading to the State Department now, where the Trump years were particularly hard ones. The former president often ridiculed it as the Deep State Department, and diplomats were drawn into Trump’s first impeachment over his and his associates’ dealings with Ukraine. The new secretary of state is trying to restore the nonpartisan nature of diplomacy. But as NPR’s Michele Kelemen reports, it’s no easy task.