This week Dennis Wholey speaks with former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering about Russia, the upcoming Olympics and the countries related increased security as well as the various issues rising to the surface within the country and the region. Ambassador Pickering holds the title of Career Ambassador, which is the highest rank in the Foreign Service and is nominated by the President. Ambassador Pickering has served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador, Nigeria and the United Nations.