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Venezuela’s Opposition Is Clinging to a Failed Strategy

The emergence of a dynamic young leader galvanized the Venezuelan opposition two years ago. Juan Guaido united disparate opposition parties and won recognition as the country’s legitimate president from Donald Trump’s administration and dozens of other governments.

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Nordic embassies host film festival; Lebanon fêtes HHS chief Alex Azar

It’s not too late to check out “Nordic Women in Film 2021,” a five-week celebration of Scandinavian artistic ambition and cultural exchange, will allow audiences across the United States to watch five contemporary films, followed by intimate panel discussions with groundbreaking female Nordic and American filmmakers.

Long Before Trump’s ‘Fake News,’ Artists Stretched the Truth

“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.

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Biden’s ‘Foreign Policy for the Middle Class’ Takes Shape

In his first foreign policy address as president, delivered last week at the State Department, Joe Biden drew the curtain on the disastrous Trump era, rededicating the United States to repairing its tattered alliances, reengaging the world and defending freedom.

DC-based organizations dominate 2020 list of world’s top think tanks

Washington, D.C., is home to more think tanks—and better ones—than any other city on Earth. In fact, six of the world’s 20 best such organizations are headquartered in the nation’s capital, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Strategies Program.

A diplomatic first: Israel, Kosovo forge bilateral relations via Zoom

“Virtual diplomacy” just took on a whole new meaning. On Feb. 1, for the first time in history, two countries — in this case Israel and Kosovo — established official ties remotely, during a 28-minute ceremony broadcast via Zoom from two capital cities nearly 1,100 miles apart.

DC-based consular officials shine during global COVID-19 emergency

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.

Fauci talks about his Italian-American heritage at NIAF gala

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.

Acclaimed historian looks at inextricable link between humanity and war

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.

Nagorno-Karabakh: After ceasefire, search for lasting peace begins

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.

D.C. diplomats praise protesters in Belarus, Europe’s last dictatorship

“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.

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