The game that ruins friendships and shapes careers | Curio

The game that ruins friendships and shapes careers

20 mins | Nov 3, 2020

Power, International relations, geopolitics — the strategy board game beloved by officials in Washington. David Klion’s childhood frenemy, Michael Ellis, became one of the most quietly powerful officials in Washington — and he might have Diplomacy, a strategic board game of cynical realpolitik, to thank for it. In this remarkable article for Foreign Policy, he tells their story.

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From Foreign Policy