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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.

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.

Women Envoys Turn to D.C. ‘Power Group’ for Contacts, Sisterly Advice

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.

Sweden’s New Head of Americas Talks Feminist Foreign Policy

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.

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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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Global 360: The U.S. Election Aftermath

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.

U.S. Election Series: Russia

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.

U.S. Election Series: China

Join journalists Anna Gawel and Eric Ham for a lively conversation as they break down how China will shape the U.S. election.

U.S. Election Series: Latin America

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.

Sinam Mohamad Pushes U.S. Not to Abandon Her Fellow Kurds in Syria

For nearly three years, Sinam Sherkany Mohamad has worked the corridors of power in Washington to drum up American support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which she represents as the U.S. envoy for the Syrian Democratic Council, part of the group’s political wing.

Ambassadors Ball Goes Virtual to Raise Funds to Fight MS

This year, the 42nd annual Ambassadors Ball had to go virtual but its message still resonated, attracting a wide array of speakers and guests while raising over $300,000 to support research and treatment for those living with multiple sclerosis.

Outside Exhibits Offer New Way of Seeing Art

Only 5% to 7% of museums worldwide were open as of April 29, 2020, but one free, bright spot in art viewing, both nationally and internationally, was access to outdoor public art, with inherent social distancing, which increased as spring arrived.

Three Ways a 6-3 Supreme Court Would Be Different

If the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is replaced this year, the Supreme Court will become something the country has not seen since the justices became a dominant force in American cultural life after World War II: a decidedly conservative court.

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