Wealthy Switzerland, famous for its bank secrecy laws and reputation as a haven for laundered cash, has a message for criminals and narcotraffickers: Your assets are no longer welcome here.
The pandemic badly damaged Peru’s economy as it contends with political uncertainty and slow GDP growth, says Peruvian Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra.
Before coming to Washington as Costa Rica’s ambassador to the United States, gender, migration and development specialist Carolina Crespo Sanchó headed her country’s National Human Rights Institute.
Petra Schneebauer, Austria’s new envoy in Washington, explains her country’s strict neutrality and its efforts to promote direct investment in the United States.
Thirteen sculptures of fired clay, ranging from two to nearly six feet tall, emerge from the depths below the Kreeger Museum’s staircase, offering a stark and meditative vision of desert landscapes within this often-overlooked D.C. gem.
On May 9, the European Union Delegation and Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis hosted the second annual Transatlantic Bridge Awards at the House of Sweden. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Rob Portman and journalist Judy Woodruff received awards for their efforts in fostering ties between the US and Europe.
In the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition, gold leather shoelaces burst out of a reimagined Statue of Liberty. The intoxicating scent of Stargazer lilies fills the next room. A dazzling display of seashells, bones and prosthetic glass eyes beckons visitors to stare in wonder.
The Washington Diplomat rolled out the red carpet for its fourth annual Media Bash on April 28—one of many events around the District leading up to the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner on April 29.
I wanted to explore often-overlooked challenges: How can we prepare a war-torn country to rebuild when peace arrives? How can we equip the next generation not with bullets and bombs, but with knowledge?
Entertainer Steve Harvey and Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba of the United Arab Emirates met up for an unusual diplomatic event Aug. 23 at George Washington University. Together, they received a video call from Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and his American counterpart, Warren “Woody” Hoburg, both of whom completed a six-month mission Sept. 4 on the International Space Station (ISS).
Floreta Faber, Albania’s former ambassador to the United States, wrapped up her eight-year term in Washington last month with a series of farewell receptions.
On that day in 1973, a US-backed military coup violently overthrew the world’s first democratically elected socialist president, Salvador Allende. That led to the torture, murder and exile of an estimated 30,000 Chileans, as well as the establishment of a dictatorship under Gen. Augusto Pinochet that lasted until 1989.
On Wednesday, July 26, the National Council on US-Arab Relations hosted a welcome reception at the Four Seasons in Washington, for Ambassador Al-Zain Al-Sabah, the newly appointed Ambassador of Kuwait to the United States.
The newest embassy in Washington belongs to a tropical paradise that could soon be doomed by climate change.
Cambodians go to the polls July 23 to vote in the country’s seventh parliamentary elections since democracy was nominally restored in 1993. But, just like last time around, we already know who the winner will be: Prime Minister Hun Sen, who’s ruled this Southeast Asian autocracy of 17 million people for the last 38 years.
More than 600 guests turned out to honor Azerbaijan’s Independence Day and Armed Forces Day at a June 1 celebration hosted by Khazar Ibrahim, the country’s ambassador in Washington.
All eyes will be on Lithuania this week when Vilnius hosts the 2023 NATO Summit, as the 31-nation alliance, in its own words, “faces the most dangerous and unpredictable security environment since the Cold War.”
As the African Union’s envoy to the US, Hilda Suka-Mafudze of Zimbabwe speaks for more people than any other ambassador in Washington.