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4The U.S. Department of State’s mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.  The State Department’s official blog, DipNote, offers first-person perspectives from U.S. government employees who are working to implement that mission.

The blog’s name – “DipNote” – comes from the term, “diplomatic notes,” which are used for correspondence between the U.S. Government and a foreign government.  While diplomatic notes represent formal communications between two governments, this blog makes available a forum for informal discussion among the public on foreign affairs and global issues.  The blog also provides the opportunity for the public to discuss U.S. foreign policy with senior State Department officials.

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