With only 38,500 inhabitants in a territory exactly the same size as the District of Columbia, Liechtenstein is the world’s wealthiest country. According to the World Bank, its annual per-capita income is $175,813, ranking Liechtenstein ahead of Monaco, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Bermuda. Yet this 62-square-mile, German-speaking principality—wedged in between Switzerland and Austria—isn’t exactly a household name for everyone, conceded Liechtenstein’s ambassador to the United States, Georg Sparber.
Juan Carlos Pinzón, Colombia’s ambassador to the US, discussed his country’s bilateral relations, the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels and other issues in a March 30 talk at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The Inter-American Dialogue, one of the nation’s most prestigious think tanks on Latin America, is getting a new boss: Rebecca Bill Chavez, PhD. She replaces Michael Shifter, who’s stepping down after 28 years with the Dialogue.
Yemen’s disastrous civil war, now in its eighth year, shows little sign of a resolution despite efforts to bring the country’s various warring factions to the negotiating table.
YEREVAN, Armenia — For most of his career, political consultant Eric Hacopian helped prominent California Democrats—including Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman of Los Angeles—win elections.
Kristjan Prikk, Estonia’s man in Washington, sees no imminent Russian invasion of the Baltics following its carnage in Ukraine. But he’s clearly worried that if the world doesn’t teach Vladimir Putin a lesson soon, the consequences for Europe could be severe and frightening.
Last year on July 14, Bastille Day, French Ambassador Philippe Étienne proudly unveiled a 1,000-pound bronze “mini-me” of the Statue of Liberty on the lawn of his official residence in D.C.’s Kalorama district before a crowd of dignitaries that included US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Iceland, with only 345,000 people, is among the most advanced, prosperous nations in Europe. And despite its oil wealth, Nigeria, with 214 million inhabitants, remains one of the world’s most corrupt countries.Yet when it comes to women’s health and gender equity, the two share a few things in common.
On March 30, Croatian Ambassador Pjer Šimunović hosted a launch party for Ari Mittleman’s new book, “Paths of the Righteous: Stories of Heroism, Humanity and Hope.”
The Washington Diplomat’s Ambassador Insider Series resumed after a two-year hiatus with our March 30 event featuring Koji Tomita, Japan’s ambassador to the United States—just as the Japanese cherry blossoms bloomed in the nation’s capital.
David Mirejovsky and Jan Kaliba have covered it all—from the chaotic US presidential election of 2020 to the 17-year life cycle of cicadas. Both journalists spoke at a March 22 event titled “America Through the Eyes of Czech Foreign Correspondents.”
Moldova, which for years has vied with Ukraine for the unenviable title of “poorest country in Europe,” now has a more urgent concern: the potentially horror of a Russian invasion if Vladimir Putin gets his way in Ukraine.