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About Henry Precht

Henry Precht, a retired Foreign Service Officer, worked mainly in the Middle East. His assignments included the Arab-Israel Desk after the 1967 war, four years in Tehran as political-military officer, in charge of the State Department Iran Desk during the revolution and hostage crisis, and two tours in Egypt – Alexandria in the 1960s and deputy ambassador in Cairo 1981-85. Precht speaks and writes on the region, and has published a book of short stories, A Diplomat’s Progress.




Author Archives: Henry Precht

Lidice and Its Like

July 19th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht Lidice was a town in German-occupied Czechoslovakia that not too many people will remember now. It was


Games Revolutionaries Play

February 27th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht It seems a shame to let all that fol-de-rol from the Olympics be cast aside after such


A Curtain for Egypt

February 7th, 2014 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht In the turbulent weeks after the Iranian revolution we officers in the State Department or in Embassy



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