Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

United States |  Co-Chair, Inter-American Dialogue

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

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Tom Shannon spent over 30 years in the foreign service, most recently as under secretary of state for political affairs in the US Department of State from 2016-2018. He previously served as counselor and senior advisor to the secretary following a four-year term as US ambassador to Brazil. Shannon served as assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs from 2005-2009 and as special assistant to the president and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council from 2003 to 2005, among other senior roles across the region. He is now a senior advisor for Arnold & Porter.


Shannon joined the Dialogue as a Member in 2018. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.

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Shannon: “[Putin] believes that the United States might have lost the stomach for a larger struggle against a determined enemy”

Ambassador Thomas Shannon, co-chair of the board of directors of the Inter-American dialogue, was interviewed on by StudioTulsa about his recent talk at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations titled “Diplomacy in a Contested World: How to Keep the Peace and Advance American Prosperity in the 21st Century”. The discussion spanned topics from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to US foreign policy to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Considerando o modo como Putin tem buscado aumentar suas posições na guerra agora, acredito que o governo Biden não vê Putin pronto para negociar nada. Há um grau de ceticismo com o que a Rússia está dizendo em relação à sugestão do Brasil de criar um grupo de mediadores mais neutros.