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.
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.
Diplomacy works best when there are two rational actors negotiating at the same table, with the same set of rules and guiding principles. This was not the case here and it is wrong to glibly proclaim that what we are witnessing today is a failure of diplomacy.
As much as Turkey would like to stay out of the current Russian bloodbath engulfing Ukraine, it can no longer remain neutral—a geopolitical reality acknowledged by Ankara’s ambassador in Washington, Hasan Murat Mercan.