Trey Lyons (@TreyLyons )

Trey Lyons

Bio U.S. Diplomat, father, husband, cyclist, & traveler. Student at National War College (@NWC_NDU) 2017-2018. *All views personal, & not U.S. governments.
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Account created 29-03-2009 21:45:37
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Twitter for iPad : #Slovakia’s Prime Minister resigned after public, enraged by the murder of a journalist investigating mafia/government ties, demanded change. The resignation wasn’t enough; Slovaks want to renew faith in the state via new elections. This pic = today’s massive protest. Stay tuned.

Twitter for iPad : NEW: Outgoing Sec. of State Rex Tillerson sends farewell message to State Department staff.

I depart my post with nothing but the best memories of working with my State Department colleagues, he says.

Twitter for iPad : Embarrassed to admit I didn’t get 100% on this POLITICO Europe “#Slovenia or #Slovakia” quiz... but in my defense, the one question I missed was about Slovenia’s #Eurovision Song Contest entry (the Achilles’ heel of any American’s European knowledge!).…

iPhone : Secretary #Tillerson on Department of State employees: “The world needs selfless leaders like these, ready to work with longstanding allies, new emerging partners and allies... Only by people going to the front lines to serve can they develop this kind of talent.”…

iPhone : Absolutely full house Atlantic Council to discuss #NordStream2. EnergyAtState notes project would be a generational investment in European dependence on Gazprom, an organization that does not operate as a normal, good faith actor on the energy market.

iPhone : In Romania a 2015 nightclub fire led to an unexpected anti-corruption push. In #Slovakia, the recent murder of an Aktuality journalist and his partner similarly seems to have unleashed powerful forces within the public. From the The New York Times:…

Twitter for iPad : Glad to see Friedrich Weinwurm remembered at SNG in #Bratislava, #Slovakia. A groundbreaking architect whose life & career was cut short by the anti-semitism of WWII. I lived in a Weinwurm building and often paused at his “stolperstein” downtown.…

iPhone : Good to see Czech Ambassador to DPRK in Washington for consultations. Prague and Bratislava are both important backchannels to Pyongyang; in fact, the DPRK Ambassador to Slovakia and Czechia is Kim Pyong-Il (Kim Jong-Il’s younger brother). #Diplomacy…

iPhone : 73 yrs ago: #Slovakia-born U.S. #Marine Michal Strank raises US flag on #IwoJima island atop Mount Suribachi. We remember! Honor his sacrifice 🇸🇰🇺🇸

iPhone : #OTD in 1946, George Kennan sent the long telegram. Kennan, then the most senior diplomat at U.S. Embassy Moscow, sent Department of State a record 8,000-word telegram detailing his views on the aggressive nature of Stalin’s foreign policy. #DiscoverDiplomacy

iPhone : McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Meddling 'Incontrovertible'

iPhone : I asked Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak twice on stage at #MunichSecurityConference if he knew about the conspiracy of the Russian government to undermine our 2016 election. He filibustered and refused to answer.…