Helping You Understand the World
with Original Interviews, News
& Analysis from Ireland,
the EU and around the Globe

Helping You Understand the World with Original Interviews, News & Analysis from Ireland, the EU and around the Globe

About Us

Diplomacy in Ireland – The European Diplomat was founded in 2021 to focus on the truly international aspects of the Irish role in international affairs, foreign relations and diplomacy as well as covering international diplomats accredited to Ireland and the European Union.   Within the context of reporting on international events, Diplomacy in Ireland – The European Diplomat provides original interviews with newsmakers, research, writing and reporting on issues that effect the diplomatic community around the globe.  

Building on the Public Relations & Media Professional Development Day planned, organised and presented by Miceál O’Hurley in October 2021 with the outstanding contributions of Ireland’s PR and Media leaders including experts from the PRII, Euronews, The Communications Clinic, The Clinton Institute at UCD, the CNN Academy, the Irish Independent and RTÉ News & Current Affairs, Diplomacy in Ireland – The European Diplomat will also host various seminars, webinars, discussion panels, training events and provide consulting to the diplomatic community and allied professionals.

Editorial Leadership

Miceál O’Hurley, J.D., Ph.D. serves as Editor-in-Chief of Diplomacy in Ireland – The European Diplomat (

Miceál’s background and education includes having served as a Legislative Assistant and later Counsel in the United States Congress as well as his work as a journalist covering wars, conflicts and genocides since 1991.  Miceál has appeared as a Defense & Security Analyst for international television newscasts in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and internationally.  Previously, Miceál was credentialed as a United Nations journalist in New York.  

Between 2001-2006 Miceál covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, winning praise for his work as a Defense & Security Analyst for CTVNews, Newsnet and for his appearances on BBC, CNN and in print.

Miceál has been a nominee for journalistic awards with the Overseas Press Club of America and The Society of Editors.  He is a credentialed journalist with the Foreign Press Association (FPA) and the Overseas  Press Club of America (OPCA) as well as the Arab Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJEA).


  • Certificate in Negotiation
    Yale Law School
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    University of Windsor College of Law
  • Certificate in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    University of Windsor College of Law
  • Conflict Resolution Training
    Irish Peace Institute (IPI) at the University of Limerick
  • Certificate in Conflict Analysis
    United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Certificate in Interfaith Conflict Resolution
    United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Introductory Course on the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
    Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Certificate: Global Diplomacy in the Modern World
    University of London – Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
  • Certificate: Global Diplomacy – United Nations in the World
    University of London – Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
  • Diploma, Global Health and Diplomacy
    State University of New York, Stony Brook University – Global Health Institute
  • Certificate:  International Relations Theory
    National Research University, School of Higher Economics (Moscow, Russia)
  • Certificate:  International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice
    Universiteit Leiden – Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum
  • Certificate:  Russia and Nuclear Arms Control
    St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Miceál practices in all areas of conflict resolution, specialising in commercial disputes, workplace and employee dispute resolution and in family mediation. He has successfully conducted mediation for Universities, County Councils, Local Authorities, Health Service Executive (HSE), social work departments, individuals, families, labour organisations and corporate entities as well as taking part in conflict resolution work in the international arena on behalf of governments, NGOs and civil society programmes..


David A. Andelman — Special Contributor (World Affairs & Diplomacy)

David A. Andelman – Special Contributor (World Affairs & Diplomacy)  

Veteran Journalist and former Eastern Europe bureau chief for The New York Times, David A. Andelman, has joined Diplomacy in Ireland – European Diplomat as a Special Contributor.  David, who spends his time between his homes in Paris and the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. will specialise in providing news, analysis and commentary covering Europe and Transatlantic relations.

David is a distinguished, veteran journalist. A graduate of Harvard College who went on to earn a Master in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he was twice winner of the Deadline Club Award.  He formerly was Eastern Europe bureau chief for The New York Times and Paris correspondent for CBS News.  David is a Columnist for CNNOpinions. David is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2010 to 2012 he served as president of the Overseas Press Club In 2017, he was named a visiting scholar at the Center on National Security of Fordham Law School and director of The Red Lines Project.

For his lifetime of service he was conferred with the Republic of France’s highest civilian honour, being made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur by President Macron.

In 2021, David authored A Red Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen and hosts its Evergreen podcast.  He is also the author of A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, a look at how some of the world’s current geopolitical problems can be traced to the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I.  He was also co-author of The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism, a book of memoirs and opinion with Alexandre de Marenches, a former head of French intelligence.

You can Follow him on his Substack column David A. Andelman Unleashed.  David’s  Tweets appear @DavidAndelman.

Chuck Brooks — Special Contributor (Cybersecurity)

Chuck Brooks – Special Contributor (Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies) 

Brooks, who teaches as Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University’s Graduate Applied Intelligence Program and the Graduate Cybersecurity Programs.  He is a globally recognised thought leader and subject matter expert on Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies.  Brooks has been named “Top Tech Person To Follow” by LinkedIn, recognized as a “Top 10 Global Tech and Cybersecurity Expert & Influencer“.  He is also a contributor to FORBES.

Brooks, who teaches courses on risk management, homeland security, and cybersecurity has twice served as a Presidential appointee under two different U.S. Presidents aslo serves as a GovCon Expert.  He is the founder and president of Brooks Consulting International, a government relations and marketing firm focused on cybersecurity and emerging technologies.  Brooks provides his extensive experience and knowledge of the latest strategies, initiatives and challenges happening within the U.S. federal government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), across all service branches of the U.S. military and industry.

Minaam Shah — Special Contributor (South Asia & China)

Minaam Shah – Special Contributor (South Asia & China) 

Minaam Shah, a veteran political commentator and journalist based in Delhi, India has joined Diplomacy in Ireland – European Diplomat as a Special Correspondent.  Shah has written extensively for South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asia, The National Interest and The Diplomat.  

Shah’s area of expertise includes Afghanistan, South Asia, China-Asia relations and refugee protection.

Associate Contributors, Experts and Special Contributors

Owing to arrangements with several universities and institutions of higher learning, including graduate programmes around the globe, as well as experts in various disciplines, Diplomacy in Ireland – The European Diplomat will present original articles, videos and other contributions from Ireland, Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, The Americas, Africa and the Middle East.

Diplomats are welcome to submit pieces for consideration as ‘Special Contributors‘.