One year ago, Russia began its unprovoked war on Ukraine, using ground troops to overtake a country, and to kill, rape, displace and disappear Ukrainians at a level not seen in Europe since World War II.
Roya Rahmani, 44, Afghanistan’s first female ambassador in Washington from 2018 to 2021, now fights for women’s rights around the world.
David Zalkaliani, Georgia’s new ambassador in Washington, offers “full solidarity” with Ukraine as both countries seek to evict their Russian occupiers.
Former tennis champion Bojan Vujić of Bosnia & Herzegovina may be the only ambassador in Washington who openly criticizes his own foreign minister.
Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorčík speaks to the Washington Diplomat 30 years after the 1992 “Velvet Divorce” that created his country.
The Washington Diplomat presents an exclusive interview with Albania’s former president, Sali Berisha, whom the State Department has blacklisted.
Europe’s new country, Kosovo, is also still one of its poorest. Yet nearly 15 years after declaring independence, this landlocked little republic in the Balkans is making slow but steady progress.
Woodrow Wilson was president 100 years ago on July 28, 1922, the day the US and Albania formally established diplomatic relations.
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has upended decades of German foreign policy in what is clearly the biggest seismic shift since World War II, says Emily Haber, Germany’s ambassador to the United States.
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.
In case there are any doubts, the world is at war. Questions remain about how protracted this war will be, how volatile it will become and whether or not it ends in a conflagration that destroys all of humanity.
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.
On March 1, the Center for European Policy Analysis asked the ambassadors of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia how they’re helping Ukraine confront the Kremlin threat while ensuring that their own countries won’t be next on Putin’s hit list.
While historians are comparing Putin’s invasion of Ukraine to the Nazi’s land grab in Czechoslovakia in 1939, and some U.S. politicians are doing their best to play this generation’s Neville Chamberlain, others are not going gentle into that good night.