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Tunisia holds valuable lessons for us all as democracy stumbles

With democracy under threat around the world, Americans need to set an example by showing up to vote, restoring order to U.S. politics—and backing countries like Tunisia, which is struggling to restore democratic gains made 13 years ago during the Arab Spring.

Colombian music in New Orleans, tall ship in Baltimore

A tall ship that is used to train Colombian sailors and serves as a floating embassy for the country called in the port of Baltimore last month, making a spectacular entrance to the Inner Harbor at sunrise on March 15 as dozens of naval cadets stood on the masts.

Diplomatic Spotlight March 14, 2024

Dominican Republic marks 180 years since 'El Trabucazo' Dominican Republic Ambassador Sonia Guzmán hosted diplomats and State Department officials at

Diplomatic Spotlight, Feb. 23, 2024

Five U.S. lawmakers from both major parties pledged during a visit to Kyiv this month to stand with Ukraine as the country’s war approached the two-year mark, and paid their respects at the Wall of Remembrance to Ukrainians who have died fighting against Russian aggression.

Diplomatic Spotlight

Oman marks National Day with a call for peace | Moroccan ambassador receives award | Ribbon cut at US-ASEAN Center on I St. | First DC Diplomatic Day of Kindness

Diplomatic Spotlight: March 16, 2023

To mark one year of war in Ukraine, the Embassy of Latvia staff and friends joined a support rally for Ukraine in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25 in front of the Lincoln Memorial. 

Embassy Directory 2022

We will release a subscription based digital edition of the Embassy Directory in September 2022. This Embassy Directory will be

Washington Opera Society names Julien Benichou artistic director

The Washington Opera Society (WOS) has named Julien Benichou as its new general and artistic director, replacing Michael Reilly, the society’s founder and executive director. Simon Charette, its assistant artistic director, is now general manager of the WOS.