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Op-ed: Top priorities for the 9th Summit of the Americas

Earlier this year, Panama welcomed high-level representatives from twenty countries to develop a joint road map to deal with  the irregular migration crisis – perhaps the most visible challenge facing the Americas today, and the best example of how our fates as a region are interconnected.

Tiny Liechtenstein, no bigger than DC, seeks outsize role in diplomacy

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.

Diplomatic Spotlight

Diplomatic Spotlight is a roundup of events happening in the Washington, DC’s diplomatic community. This edition includes Tulip Days at the Dutch ambassador’s residence, honoring Kathy Kemper and her nonprofit Institute for Education, and the National Museum of American Diplomacy unveiling a bust of former Secretary of State James Baker as part of their permanent collection.