You are in the role of the USA diplomat in Copenhagen, Denmark. Please carefully analyze this incident’s
available information and write a classified diplomatic cable of up to 800 words.
In the cable, explain this case
from your perspective and its implications on the USA and Denmark’s diplomatic relations.
American diplomat, the president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, Ronald Neumann, thinks that “the
important things in writing a telegram, a cable, are to convey important information succinctly, well-written and
in a way that will catch the attention of a policymaker.”
In writing the diplomatic cable, please use the advice of Peter Galbraith on “How to Write a Cable.” Also, in the
Wikileaks’ “Public library of US diplomacy,” you can find samples of classified reports prepared by U.S.
Please remember that emotional intelligence, candor, accuracy, and analytic capabilities allow diplomats to make
a difference in official communications and write a cable that “in the ferocious competition for the attention of
the secretary” is more likely to be read.