Denmark is mobilizing its 5.9 million inhabitants to come to Ukraine’s aid, while boosting its defense budget to 2% of GDP.
ssia’s loss is Armenia’s gain as the small ex-Soviet republic benefits from an influx of Russian talent in the wake of the Ukraine war.
David Zalkaliani, Georgia’s new ambassador in Washington, offers “full solidarity” with Ukraine as both countries seek to evict their Russian occupiers.
Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorčík speaks to the Washington Diplomat 30 years after the 1992 “Velvet Divorce” that created his country.
The weaponization of three of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants—some of the world’s largest—includes callous disregard of Russian soldiers’ own radioactive sickness as a result, likely part of the 25,000 deaths and 80,000 casualties of the war to date.
Georgia and Armenia, which share not just democracy but also ancient Christian cultures, should work form an alliance to promote democratic values, and oppose the autocratic excesses of autocratic Russia, Iran and Turkey.
Egypt faces a “perfect storm” triggered by the Israel-Palestine conflict, Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Russia’s war in Ukraine, says Ambassador Motaz Zahran.
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.
Ever since Russia began bombing Ukraine four months ago, the 23 million inhabitants of Taiwan have been eyeing the war nervously, worried that Beijing might want to launch its own invasion. Read what Bi-khim Hsiao, Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, has to say about this growing threat.
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.
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.
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.
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.