In his new job, Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stašek seeks to strengthen US-Czech political and economic ties while defending two of his country’s staunchest allies—war-torn Ukraine and Israel—which are both fighting for their survival. And what concerns him the most, he said, is the political points Moscow scores from Israel’s relentless campaign to destroy Hamas terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
At a diplomat-studded gala last month, hosted by the International Student House in Dupont Circle, US industrial giant Boeing was presented with a prestigious award in recognition of its leadership role in global business and diplomacy.
I wanted to explore often-overlooked challenges: How can we prepare a war-torn country to rebuild when peace arrives? How can we equip the next generation not with bullets and bombs, but with knowledge?
All eyes will be on Lithuania this week when Vilnius hosts the 2023 NATO Summit, as the 31-nation alliance, in its own words, “faces the most dangerous and unpredictable security environment since the Cold War.”
Global Business Coalition for Education has managed to get HP and Microsoft to donate nearly $40 million worth of computers to Ukrainian children.
Denmark is mobilizing its 5.9 million inhabitants to come to Ukraine’s aid, while boosting its defense budget to 2% of GDP.
To mark one year of war in Ukraine, the Embassy of Latvia staff and friends joined a support rally for Ukraine in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25 in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
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.
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.
On Feb. 8, Kidsave— an international organization that advocates for older kids in the foster care system— partnered with the US-Ukraine Business Council and the Ukraine House in Washington DC to launch their new campaign, Flat Sasha. This is one of the organization’s many initiatives to mark one year since the Russian invasion.
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.
On July 25, voters in Tunisia overwhelmingly approved a constitutional referendum that gives even more power to President Kais Saied—leading to concern Washington and anger that the country is backsliding.
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.