From selling cognac to shaping a continent, Jean Monnet, known as one of the founding fathers of the European Union, spent a lifetime laying the groundwork for the post-World War II transatlantic alliance. Now, he’s getting a prime perch in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park.
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The life of Mir Hussain, chronicled in the documentary “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan,” feels distant and foreign yet at the same time deeply relatable and personal.
Even if his invasion succeeds in toppling Ukraine’s government, Russian President Vladimir Putin has already lost.
Tiny inanimate figurines in dollhouse-like boxes give life — and a face — to the universal yearning for happiness and a home in “Flight” at Studio Theatre.
After a pandemic pause, the Meridian Ball was back in full swing — safely, of course.
Anna Gawel and Eric Ham give a candid talk about what went wrong in Afghanistan, what, if any, the long-term repercussions will be, and why there are no easy answers when it comes to a country known as the graveyard of empires.
Carlos Elizondo, White House social secretary and longtime aide to first lady Jill Biden, was among the guests at the Meridian International Center’s annual celebration of embassy social secretaries and cultural attachés.
Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis participated in a wide-ranging discussion with Anna Gawel on Global 360, produced by The Washington Diplomat, on July 8.
On June 19, Little Lady Liberty embarked on a similar trek that her big sister took 135 years ago, crossing the Atlantic to join her full-size sibling on Ellis Island for America’s Independence Day. She was then trucked to D.C. to be displayed on the lawn of the French ambassador’s residence just in time for France’s Bastille Day.
From Iran to Israel to Lebanon, a recent panel discussion painted a bleak picture of what lies ahead for the Middle East.
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.
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.
After averting the dreaded “no-deal” Brexit cliff in late 2019 and finalizing a withdrawal agreement that saw the U.K. formally leave the European Union on Jan. 31, the two sides now find themselves perched on yet another do-or-die cliff.
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center’s “Diplomatic Messages of Hope” campaign offers embassies a virtual platform to share words of encouragement amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Elections in Belarus — home to what is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship — are pretty much a foregone conclusion. President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the former Soviet Republic with an iron fist for 26 years. But the presidential race on Aug. 9 has shaped up to be anything but predictable.
We caught up with Pakistani Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan recently for our Global 360 webcast to get an update on the situation in Kashmir, which on Aug. 5 marked the one-year anniversary of the revocation of Article 370.