With COVID-19 casting a frightening shadow over the world, several experts debated the pluses and, mostly, minuses of our current virtual reality, in which public health concerns have trumped international travel, making it nearly impossible for diplomats to meet face-to-face.
In the midst of political chaos in the nation’s capital—and with coronavirus death tolls across the United States now exceeding 4,000 a day, the Meridian International Center welcomed 15 newly credentialed foreign ambassadors to Washington, D.C.
Say the word “diplomat” and most people automatically think of the roughly 175 ambassadors who represent their countries at physical embassies in the nation’s capital. Yet when foreign nationals find themselves in a pickle, they usually turn to consular officers — not ambassadors — for assistance.
The pandemic upended the balls and galas that organizations usually host as their main source of fundraising, but many have learned that virtual events can not only still raise money, but also be more inclusive, both in terms of performers and attendees.
A Danish woman jeopardizes both her career and her family when she seduces her teenage stepson. A single mother in Iceland befriends an African lesbian asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau. A Norwegian dancer is diagnosed with brain cancer and given three months to live. If these story plots sound intriguing, you’ll love Nordic Women in Film 2021—an upcoming online event co-sponsored by the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
With the pandemic raging all around us, folks are doing their best to stay healthy and keep immunity levels as high as possible. No wonder 700 people tuned in last week to the Italian Embassy’s Nov. 16 webinar “The Healing Power of the Mediterranean Diet.”
“Art and Authenticity in the Age of Fake News,” a new virtual exhibition organized by the American University Museum, features 30 paintings, photographs and prints spanning the 20th century that illustrate how artists blurred fact and fiction to stretch the truth — and our imaginations.
The National Gallery of Art’s “Degas at the Opéra” is a spectacular experience for many reasons. It’s the first major show you’ll probably go to in a pandemic, for one. But it’s also a truly blockbuster exhibition.
The ongoing pandemic has turned Washington’s annual Winternational event into an online, year-round marketplace celebrating the D.C.’s diverse diplomatic community and its artisan diaspora.
Two of the biggest international stories of 2020 — COVID-19 and the Arab world’s gradual warming to Israel — dominated the awards gala hosted by the Washington-based nonprofit group America Abroad Media.
Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was this year’s honoree at the National Italian-American Foundation’s 45th anniversary gala, which drew thousands of viewers during its Oct. 31 live-stream.
Historian Margaret MacMillan skyrocketed to global prominence nearly two decades ago with “Paris 1919,” a riveting and authoritative account of the peace conference following World War I. In her latest book, MacMillan deploys her formidable skills of narration and analysis to assess one of the most mysterious aspects of the human experience: war.
After 43 days of fighting, thousands dead and wounded, the creation of a new humanitarian crisis and a major geopolitical shift in a longstanding frozen conflict, a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh came into effect at midnight on Nov. 9, although many questions remain about what will happen to this disputed territory.
As historic peace talks struggle to get underway between the Afghan government and the Taliban, one of Afghanistan’s top diplomats has paused to reflect on the still, peaceful and once-beautiful country to which he has dedicated his professional life.
“The Minsk government’s repeated attempts to intimidate society has been ineffective. We cannot abandon the democratic movement in Belarus in its time of need,” said Polish Ambassador Piotr Wilczek, who joined a recent panel of experts to discuss the brutal crackdown on protesters by the Lukashenko regime.
It’s over! Sort of. Anna Gawel and Eric Ham break down what happened during last week’s U.S. election, what’s next for President-Elect Joe Biden and what’s left for President Donald Trump.
From tiny Monaco, the world’s second-smallest country in size, to vast Canada, the world’s second-largest, foreign governments have more women representing them here than ever before. And for roughly the last three years, an informal club exists for these sisters-in-diplomacy: the Washington Women’s Power Group.
As she takes up her latest diplomatic posting, Veronika Wand-Danielsson will not only be responsible for Sweden’s relations with North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, she will also continue to implement her country’s pioneering feminist foreign policy.
From Day One, Russia has cast a cloud over President Trump — and his aspirations for improving U.S.-Russia relations. As Americans head to the polls, we take a hard look at the country that has rocked not only the Trump White House, but also the sanctity of U.S. democracy itself.
Journalists Anna Gawel and Eric Ham break down what Europe could be facing over the next four years.
Join journalists Anna Gawel and Eric Ham for a lively conversation as they break down how China will shape the U.S. election.
How would Joe Biden deal with Latin America if he were president? What would U.S. relations with the region look like should Donald Trump be re-elected? Three expert journalists offer their insights on how Latin America will fare under either scenario.
“The Impossible Dream,” a new exhibition at Zenith Gallery’s Sculpture Space, introduces Washingtonians to the best artwork from the Palestine Museum US.
Richard Haass’s ambitious and valuable book “The World: A Brief Introduction” explains important concepts clearly and fairly and offers an excellent overview of global affairs.