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US political dysfunction a threat to world stability: report

a new report by the Eurasia Group, a leading political risk firm, suggests that Americans would be well advised to look in the mirror and recognize that political dysfunction and threats of violence in the US are frightening people around the world and constitute a serious threat to international stability.

Diplomatic Spotlight — Feb. 3, 2024

The United Arab Emirates embassy wraps up a video project marking the country’s 50th anniversary and long friendship with the U.S. | China celebrates the upcoming Year of the Dragon and 45 years of diplomatic relations with Washington

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Meridian Ball hits the jackpot in its 55th year

‘Casino night’ was this year’s theme of Meridian International Center’s biggest event of the year, which brings together diplomats, members of Congress and the administration, people from the public and private sectors and more, benefitting the Center’s mission for global leadership exchange, training programs and cultural activities. 

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US political dysfunction a threat to world stability: report

a new report by the Eurasia Group, a leading political risk firm, suggests that Americans would be well advised to look in the mirror and recognize that political dysfunction and threats of violence in the US are frightening people around the world and constitute a serious threat to international stability.

Diplomatic Spotlight — Feb. 3, 2024

The United Arab Emirates embassy wraps up a video project marking the country’s 50th anniversary and long friendship with the U.S. | China celebrates the upcoming Year of the Dragon and 45 years of diplomatic relations with Washington

Shakespeare on how leaders rise, rule and fall

Eliot Cohen is a military historian and national security expert who deeply  admires William Shakespeare for his astonishing command of the English language, profound insights into human character, and absorbing reflections on political power. And sometimes Shakespeare even helps him understand current events.

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Bourbon diplomacy and good friends: EU’s Lambrinidis leaves DC

Stavros Lambrinidis, the outgoing EU Ambassador to the United States, has taken relations between the European Union and the United States from “not that loving” in 2019 to a high point in late 2023, through a mix of unparalleled leadership, lots of travel and some bourbon diplomacy.

Op-ed | The Geopolitical Implications of the Israel-Gaza War

As Gaza turned into a concentration camp where Israeli troops were committing genocide and ethnic cleansing–witnessed live on television and social media outlets–the world became polarized between those who support Israel and those who support Palestinians in Gaza.

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