Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs
If those countries are unable or unwilling to provide security absolutely.
It used to be a somewhat obvious position that we would not have a diplomatic mission in a nationstate that would not or could not provide rule of law and a safe environment for those we've sent there.
I believe that is a prudent and appropriate guideline for diplomacy. If teh host nation cannot provide a reasonably safe situation for our diplomatic staff, we should not have a diplomatic staff there.
That nation could, of course, choose to still send a diplomatic mission to the U.S. for diplomatic contacts of course.