In his new job, Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stašek seeks to strengthen US-Czech political and economic ties while defending two of his country’s staunchest allies—war-torn Ukraine and Israel—which are both fighting for their survival. And what concerns him the most, he said, is the political points Moscow scores from Israel’s relentless campaign to destroy Hamas terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Khazar Ibrahim, Azerbaijan’s new ambassador in Washington, talks about his country’s energy prospects, and its rivalry with neighboring Armenia.
Honduran Ambassador Javier Efraín Bú Soto talks to the Washington Diplomat about rebuilding his country’s shattered reputation.
Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, has been fired in connection with a passport bribery scandal.
Denmark is mobilizing its 5.9 million inhabitants to come to Ukraine’s aid, while boosting its defense budget to 2% of GDP.
Embassies around the world have long promoted their country’s art, music and natural attractions through museums, concerts, festivals and tourism exhibitions.
But now, thanks to the “metaverse,” cultural diplomacy is no longer constrained to the physical world.
ssia’s loss is Armenia’s gain as the small ex-Soviet republic benefits from an influx of Russian talent in the wake of the Ukraine war.