In the fourth article in her series on unusual forms of diplomacy, Samantha Adler examines efforts to use sports to bridge the divide in Northern Ireland.
This Fall, US Ambassador Richard Haass is back working in Belfast. It’s a familiar desk for one of the US’s most experienced mediators to get his feet under. Yet, he recently admitted many in the United States were puzzled as to why he was returning to Northern Ireland. Aren’t those problems over they asked?Jane McClenahan looks at why he’s there.