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United Village Transformation meets First Lady of Malawi Gertrude Mutharika

Kevin Gouveia | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kevin Gouveia

United Village Transformation (UVT) has been working in Malawi since 2010 with a focus on education, nutrition and women's empowerment in Dothi Villag...

A Confession on the 4th of July

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

As of 2010, there was a strong feeling among the general public that Egypt was approaching a major political, social and cultural overhaul. It was a sentiment that had begun to take root earlier, in 2004. But by 2010, after 30 years in power, the time had come for the presidency to be passed from Mubarak the father to Mubarak the son.

The Bombing of U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

ADST | Posted 08.07.2016 | World
ADST

On August 7, 1998, between 10:30 and 10:40 a.m. local time, the U.S. embassies in Nairobi , Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were attacked in coordin...

The Lebanon, Incerlik, U.S. Triangle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Incirlik Air Base, in headlines this week as government authorities arrested its commander for alleged involvement in a failed coup against Turkish Pr...

It's Feng Shui or the Highway

ADST | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Diplomats in the Trenches: From 'Observing and Reporting' to 'Advocacy and Lobbying'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Working saved...

Diplomats in the Trenches: Wearing Flip-Flops More Often Than Suits

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Anjalina Sen ...

Diplomats in the Trenches: 'Any American, Any Problem, Any Time'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Gavin Sundwal...

Diplomats in the Trenches: 'Diplomacy Isn't About Being Nice to People'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Yuri Kim never...

Diplomats in the Trenches: 'You Can't Learn Diplomacy Through Osmosis'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

Michael Hammer was nine years into his Foreign Service career in 1997, when he did advance work on President Bill Clinton's visit to Vancouver, Canada, for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Diplomats in the Trenches: Getting 'Beaten Up' for 'Doing Things Right'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Virginia Blas...

Turkey On High Alert As U.S. Warns About 'Credible Threats' To Tourists

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.09.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, April 9 (Reuters) - Turkish police carried out a controlled explosion of a bag left in Istanbul's popular Taksim square on Saturday, a Reute...

Dealing with a PR Disaster -- The U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

ADST | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
ADST

On May 7, 1999, during NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia, U.S. warplanes accidentally dropped laser-guided bombs on the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.  The strike was meant to target a warehouse storing Yugoslav munitions, but the maps given to NATO were out-of-date.

American Journalists Arrested: US Embassy Should Remind Bahrain of Press Freedom

Brian Dooley | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

The family of Anna Therese Day have confirmed she is one of four American journalists arrested in Bahrain yesterday on the anniversary of the popular protests which broke out there in 2011.

How to Screw an Afghan

Tamar Halpern | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tamar Halpern

What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, FAPE Is Now Lighting up Kids' Imaginations

Isa Freeling | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Isa Freeling

If you haven't heard of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) you will be properly impressed by their great ingenuities.

The Foundation of Art in Embassies Brings High Art and Innovation to U.S. Schools

Isa Freeling | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Exciting international cultural diplomacy initiatives can be seen through their site-specific commissions. Their founders are currently working with embassy representatives to bring original works to an extensive number of newly constructed U.S. embassies across the globe.

An Unwelcome Guest at Embassy Managua: What Happens When an American Gets in Trouble Abroad

ADST | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
ADST

Finally, after six weeks we got the right instruction that we had been asking for, which was permission for the Embassy to give him back to the Nicaraguan authorities. We had considered every option. Could we fly him out? How could he get to the airport? He couldn't leave legally.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

Opening an Embassy in the Land of Genghis Khan

ADST | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
ADST

Getting a new embassy up and running is a tremendous task. Joseph Edward Lake was the second U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, and the first to reside permanently in the country. He was charged with establishing a functional embassy in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

The US Embassy Moscow Fire of 1977

ADST | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
ADST

Diplomats working in the USSR had to contend with a wide range of difficulties -- poor bilateral relations, KGB surveillance, tough living conditions, Russian winters. For those serving in 1977, you could add one more thing to that list -- a massive fire.

The 1998 Bombing of Embassy Nairobi

ADST | Posted 08.07.2016 | World
ADST

I thought the building was going to collapse, and I was pretty sure I was going to die. At the same time I was calmly thinking "this building is going to fall and I'm going to die." I vaguely remember a shadow, like a white cloud, moving past me and the rattle of the tea cup.

Fund the U.S. Embassy in Havana

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

This amendment is just one of a series that Republicans have added to various appropriations bills in their effort to hobble Obama's opening to Cuba and reinforce the 2016 campaign narrative that Obama is weak on foreign policy.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

In Times of War and in Times of 'Peace': The Role of the U.S. Embassy in the Current Political Turmoil of Guatemala

Tobias Roberts | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Tobias Roberts

The current meddling of the U.S. government in the political turmoil of Guatemala of the moment is not coincidental. It is the result of a dogged determination to control the geopolitical sphere of Central America, a determination that dates back hundreds of years.