Global Politics

The Diplomatic Hangover: Mixing Drinks and Diplomacy


blue, red and yellow cocktail drinks on a bar


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The United Nations is the center of global diplomacy.

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But some diplomats have been accused of drinking on the job.

Colum Lynch is UN correspondent for the Washington Post and writes a blog for Foreign Policy.

He speaks to anchor Marco Werman about how a blog he wrote about the drinking culture at the UN inspired the creation of a new cocktail, the Diplomatic Hangover.