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.
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.
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.
Every spring since 1992, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has staged a mock Passover Seder for the DC diplomatic community. But, to paraphrase the famous question traditionally asked by the youngest at the table: Why was this year different from all other years?
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.