Zachary Harkenrider

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Person.png Zachary Harkenrider LinkedInRdf-icon.png
(diplomat, spook)
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BornNew York State, US
Alma materUniversity of Rochester

Employment.png US/Consulate General of Lahore

In office
18 May 2014 - August 2016
Departure date tentative

Zachary V. Harkenrider is a spooky US career diplomat.


Harkenrider is a career member of the US Foreign Service. He previously served as Deputy Political Counselor at the US Embassy in Islamabad (Pakistan), where his work focused on the US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, Afghanistan policy, and regional peace and stability.

He has served in Washington in the Office of the US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, and twice in Afghanistan, in US Embassy Kabul’s Political-Military Affairs office, and as the State Department representative on the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Ghazni Province. He has also completed diplomatic assignments in Niger and India.

A native of upstate New York, Harkenrider is a graduate of the University of Rochester. He enjoys hiking and biking and is fluent in French and Dari. He is married to Yukari Harkenrider, a former UN official originally from Tokyo, Japan.[1]

Since Sept 2019 until present(Nov. 2019), he is a Japanese Language Student at the U.S. Department of State.[2]

From September 2016 until present (Nov 2019) he is Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy London


Harkenrider's name was on a list of emails posted online by the group Anonymous in November 2018, from the Integrity Initiative. Craig Murray wrote in response "I do not know if Harkenrider is CIA but it seems highly likely."[3]