“The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan,”

“The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan,”

Jonathan Addleton

3.10.2017

Jonathan Addleton

Jonathan Addleton was born and raised in Pakistan. A career Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Career Minister, he has served as US Ambassador to Mongolia; Senior Civilian Representative for Southern Afghanistan based in Kandahar; Development Counselor at the US Mission to the European Union in Brussels; USAID Mission Director in Pakistan, Cambodia and the Central Asian Republics; and USAID Program Officer in Jordan, Yemen and South Africa. Prior to become a Foreign Service Officer in 1984, he worked briefly at the World Bank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Macon Telegraph. He has also served on international school boards in Amman (Jordan), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia). He is married to Fiona Mary Riach and they have three adult children.

The Dust of Kandahar provides a personal account of one diplomat’s year of service in America’s longest war. Ambassador Jonathan Addleton movingly describes the everyday human drama of the American soldiers, local tribal dignitaries, government officials, and religious leaders he interacted and worked with in southern Afghanistan. Addleton was born and raised in Pakistan. A five-time USAID mission director, he has also served as U.S. ambassador to Mongolia; USAID representative to the European Union; and U.S. Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) to southern Afghanistan.