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H.E. Matthew Barzun, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, discusses the meaning of Inclusive Capitalism

Inclusive Capitalism | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Inclusive Capitalism

Inclusivity is powerful. Much more than being just the opposite of exclusivity, it's a distinct way of looking at the world. Its power has been reveal...

The U.S. scores a diplomatic own-goal

Arturo Sarukhan | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Arturo Sarukhan

No one today would challenge the assertion that the United States is currently facing a plethora of key foreign policy challenges in geostrategic hots...

Launching #FreeThe20

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Ambassador Samantha Power

These are just twenty out of the many women who are being deprived of their freedom and the right to participate in the Beijing+20 conference. In naming these women, we are sending a message to their governments and others like them: If you want to empower women, don't imprison them on the basis of their views or on the basis of the rights that they are fighting for.

Honoring the Victims and Survivors of the Genocide in Srebrenica

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

We must never forget the genocide in Srebrenica. We must always honor its victims, its survivors. But we must never forget also that our words will ring hollow if, in the here and now, we don't believe the unbelievable, if we don't end the culture of impunity that exists in so many places around the world, and if we don't strengthen our resolve to protect those who count on us all.

My Remarks to the Ukrainian People

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

Far too often, people tell the story of what is happening today in Ukraine without you in it. It is East versus West. The Eurasian Union versus the European Union. Russia versus the EU or Russia versus the United States. In this telling, at best, the Ukrainian people get to choose one of these sides. At worst, a side is chosen for you.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson's Presence Outshined at the 5th Karachi Literature Festival

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

One question that has captivated a large chunk of Pakistan's majority is -- what will happen post 2014 when U.S. forces in Afghanistan will be withdrawn? People of Pakistan are dubious about their nation's future.

U.S. Ambassador To China To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

(Adds background and quotes) By Michael Martina BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, w...

Howard Fineman

New Ambassador To Britain Not Just Another Glad-Hander | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. ambassadorship to the U.K. is the plumiest of jobs, reserved in modern times for a key political or financial backer of the pre...

Power Will Face 'Harsh Realities' Of The UN

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power faced some tough questions during her first day on the job on...

The Challenge for Caroline Kennedy

J. Robert Moskin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
J. Robert Moskin

She is regarded as very bright and has long been interested in high-level politics. She is a lawyer and author. And she matches the Japanese appreciation of respected dignitaries. Which leaves the question: What is an ambassador supposed to do anyway?

Jon Ward

Republicans Push Back Against Notion Of A 'Lehman Moment' For Mitt Romney | Jon Ward | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Influential Republicans on Wednesday pushed back against the overwhelming perception in the press that Mitt Romney made a significant err...

God Takes a Holiday

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

We are crafting a world that is both godless and too full of religious dogma simultaneously. Anyone who reads science fiction knows that it's like the collision of matter and anti-matter. Total destruction. Nothingness.

Christina Wilkie

Next Gen Diplomat's Wife | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Natalia Brzezinski arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, on a freezing night in November with her husband, newly appointed U.S. Ambassador Mark ...

The Artist in the Community

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Artists often spend hours creating by themselves, and yet the connection with others is important in their work. Yes, artists may work alone, but they can never be far from their community.

Senate Should Scrutinize Matt Bryza as Nominee for Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

The members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee should closely scrutinize Bryza's nomination to ensure that, if confirmed, he represents U.S. interests in Baku, and not the other way around.

Expelled Ambassadors Restored By US, Venezuela

Reuters | Enrique Andres Pretel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARACAY, Venezuela (Reuters) -- The United States and Venezuela will soon reinstate ambassadors expelled in a diplomatic spat last year, a sign of war...