Diplomatic Connections Articles
Lithuania and the Geography of Conflict

An Interview with Lithuanian Ambassador
ROLANDAS KRISCIUNAS
By ROLAND FLAMINI
How Estonia became E-Stonia

and other Baltic stories: A Conversation with Ambassador Lauri Lepik
By Roland Flamini
Austria

Austrian Consul General in New York Dr. Helmut Boeck
The Royal Wedding

Its Mystery Is Its Life
FROM BERLIN TO TURTLE BAY:

CHANCELLOR MERKEL'S CLOSEST FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR BECOMES GERMANY'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS


A conversation with Kosovo's Ambassador Vlora Citaku
ROLAND FLAMINI
H.E. VALENTIN RYBAKOV

REPRESENTS THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS AT THE UNITED NATIONS
JAMES A. WINSHIP, PH.D.
BALTIC STATES SEEK U.S. REASSURANCE

The Oscars
AND THEY ALSO GIVE OUT AWARDS


HOW OSCAR NIGHT HAS TRANSFORMED
A EUROPEAN SUCCESS STORY

Diplomatic Connections Interviews Ambassador Peter Kmec
BY ROLAND FLAMINI
THE HONORABLE IVANA HRDLIČKOVÁ

PRESIDES OVER SPECIAL TRIBUNAL FOR LEBANON
JAMES A. WINSHIP, PH.D.
Between Identity, Power & Autonomy

KURDISTAN'S WASHINGTON REPRESENTATIVE CAUGHT IN THE SWIRL OF REGIONAL CONFLICTS
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Oprah accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes

Advocacy Dominates the Start of the Awards Season


AN INTERVIEW WITH SWEDISH AMBASSADOR KARIN OLOFSDOTTER
BY ROLAND FLAMINI
"ONE OF THE MOST PROSPEROUS COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION"

A conversation with Ireland's Ambassador Daniel Mulhall
By Roland Flamini
Interview with New York French Consul General, Anne-Claire Legendre

FROM FAMED CELEBRITIES TO NOTABLE GOODWILL DIPLOMATS AND AMBASSADORS CONTRIBUTING TO GLOBAL HUMANITARIANISM IN 2017

The latest royal romance captures world attention

Prince Harry to Wed Meghan Markle
DIPLOMATIC CONNECTIONS INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMAT APPRECIATION RECEPTION™

HELD AT THE PENINSULA CHICAGO
Interview with the Ambassador of Vietnam to the United States Pham Quang Vinh

BY MICHAEL MOSETTIG
A Bulgarian in LaLa Land

Consul General Vesselin Valchev
Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in
Los Angeles, California
By ROLAND FLAMINI
Diplomacy In The Eye Of The Storm

Sir Ronald Sanders, Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States and to the Organization of American States
JAMES A. WINSHIP, PH.D.
The Visegrad Four

An Inconvenient Alliance
By Roland Flamini
Designing Wearable Art at The Czech Embassy

A Revolution in Sustainable Fashion
By Mary E. Fetzko
Neymar

Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International
Peru's Ambassador Carlos Pareja

Great Grandson Makes Good
By Roland Flamini
Treasures of Peru in a Washington Setting

Roland Flamini visits the Peruvian Embassy Residence
DR. DAVID MALONE LEADS UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

The UN's Best Kept Secret
by JAMES A. WINSHIP, PH.D.
UNU's

RIHANNA VISITS FRENCH PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY FOR GOOD CAUSE

H.E. DR. MALEEHA LODHI

PAKISTAN'S PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS BRINGS WIDE EXPERIENCE, SHARP INSIGHT AND PERSISTENT SPIRIT TO DIPLOMACY
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
CZECH AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES HYNEK KMONICEK

By Roland Flamini
GERMANY'S CONSUL GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES HANS JORG NEUMANN

BRINGS WIDE RANGING DIPLOMATIC EXPERIENCE TO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'S SECOND CITY
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
DIPLOMATIC CONNECTIONS INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMAT APPRECIATION RECEPTION™

HELD AND HOSTED AT THE SWISS RESIDENCE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
TRADE, SECURITY AND PROACTIVE PACIFISM SHAPE JAPAN'S FOREIGN POLICY VIEWS:

A CONVERSATION WITH JAPAN'S MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
TUNISIAN AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON MAKES DIPLOMACY SING

works to stabilize his government in the aftermath of the Arab spring
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
DIFFERENT ARAB SPRING

Roland Flamini talks to Ambassador Dina Kawar
DIPLOMATIC CONNECTIONS INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMAT APPRECIATION RECEPTION™

held at The Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C.
KYRGYZ AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS

represents her country on the world stage seeks sustainable development while preserving traditional identity
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
EU's SMALLEST MEMBER HAS BIG ROLE

An interview with Malta's Ambassador to the United States Pierre Clive Agius
By Roland Flamini
Switzerland's Man in Los Angeles:
Consul General Emil Wyss


James A. Winship, Ph.D.
McMASTER NAMED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AFTER EARLY RESIGNATION OF TRUMP'S ORIGINAL APPOINTEE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOUNTS FULL COURT PRESS to REAFFIRM U.S. COMMITMENTS to EUROPE

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MATTIS

TARGETS NORTHEAST ASIA ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S FIRST OVERSSEAS DIPLOMATIC JOURNEY
JAMES A. WINSHIP, PH.D.
The European Union

Picking Up the Pieces in Brussels
By Roland Flamini
DIPLOMATIC GIANT AND OUTSPOKEN DEFENDER OF RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY

AMBASSADOR VITALY CHURKIN, DIES UNEXPECTEDLY
Canadian Ambassador
David MacNaughton


BRINGS BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE TO HIS DIPLOMATIC ROLE
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri
Embassy of Singapore


BY MICHAEL D. MOSETTIG
Ambassador Katalin Annamária Bogyay

IS HUNGARY'S PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE AT THE UNITED NATIONS AND A CIVILITY ENGINEER
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Humanitarian: Lupita Nyong'o

A Shimmering Star Who Leaves an Indelible Impression . . . on the Screen, on the Stage and on the World
Ambassador Kairat Umarov

Years of Independent Foreign Policy Built From Scratch
by James A. Winship, Ph.D.
The Apparel of a Princess

New Zealand Ambassador

Brings Trade Expertise to the Global Stage
James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Ambassador Hans Corell

Former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs Remains a Passionate Advocate for the Rule of Law in International Relations
James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Rufus Ewing, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands

He talks to Monica Frim about TCI's upcoming election, the economy, annexation with Canada, and tourism. The interview, which also included journalists Pamela Jacobs and Davina Sutton, took place in Providenciales in the Office of the Premier in June, 2016.
By Monica Frim
A Country Estate

Spain's Purpose-Built Embassy Residence
By Roland Flamini
Letter from London

Gonged: Parting Gifts from a Departing Prime Minister
By Roland Flamini
Historic Month Fatal Decision

The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union
By Roland Flamini
Ecuador Picks Itself Up After Earthquake and Economic Tremors

An Interview With Ecuador's Ambassador to Washington, Francisco Borja Cevallos
By Roland Flamini
Works by Munch and Quisling's Carpet at the Norwegian Residence

An Inconclusive Nuclear Security Summit Held in Washington – But Some Progress

By Roland Flamini
Bathrobe Diplomacy:

Obamas Meet the Fourth Generation of the British Royal Family and Prince George Steals the Show
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
"European Unity is Under Strain:"

Obama Meets With Key European Leaders to Reinforce the Transatlantic Relationship
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Diplomat Appreciation Reception™ held at THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE

Nurturing a New Era of Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama Visit Moves Beyond the Shadows of the Cold War

. . . With Help From the Rolling Stones
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
First Tango in Buenos Aires

Encouraging a New U.S.-Argentine Connection
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
The White House Correspondents Association Gala Becomes a Retirement Dinner for President Obama

... and He's the Entertainment
Dean of the Washington Diplomatic Corps, Longest-Serving Ambassador

By Roland Flamini
Munich Security Conference: Discussions Among the Highest Ranks of Policymakers

By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Duchess of Cambridge

Reaches Out on Behalf of Children and Youth
Nicholas Kristof, Cindy McCain Honored with Anne Frank Awards

A Holland on the Hill Initiative
By Annelinde Hoogendam
Building

Funding UN Humanitarian Efforts in an Age of "Mega-Crises"
Stars Align on the Blue Carpet to Honor and Support UNICEF

Kidnapped in His Country's Service:

Ambassador Mubarak Seeks to Stabilize and Reconstruct War-Torn Yemen
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
A Modern Icelandic Narrative, as Told by One of its Protagonists — Ambassador Geir Haarde

by Roland Flamini
Spain's Man in Miami
Consul General of Spain Cándido Creis


A WITNESS TO HISTORY
By Roland Flamini
Letter from South Beach

By Roland Flamini
Paris Climate Conference Offers Signs of Hope for an International Response

By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Hollywood's International Show Launches Awards Season

America's Official Receiver of Nations: Rolling Out the Red Carpet

An Interview With Ambassador Peter A. Selfridge, U.S. Chief of Protocol
By Roland Flamini
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Receives High Honor for Her Role in Strengthening United States Relations With Japan

James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Switzerland's Martin Dahinden: A Decidedly Modern, Old School Diplomat

"Neutrality does not mean that we turn our back on the world. On the contrary, neutrality obliges us to play a very active role in diplomacy."
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
The Nordic Perspective: An Interview With Norway's Ambassador Kåre Aas

By Roland Flamini
Victoria Beckham's role as a Global Goodwill Ambassador

Kiyomi Buker - A Social Secretary

"Protocol is creating a moment so special that it will be treasured forever."
Karin Fleschner - Social Secretary and Self-Confessed Protocol "Nerd"

"Diplomacy lives through relationships. Protocol mistakes can damage relationships."
Protocol

When Courtesy Becomes Diplomacy
Gwyneth Paltrow & Blythe Danner

Visit Capitol Hill to Lobby Senate
Beautiful Career

The Honorable Gisselle Castillo-Veremis, Dominican Consul General in Chicago, Shares her Diplomatic Experience
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Hungarian Ambassador Reka Szemerkenyi

Laying the Foundations for the Next Decade of Cooperation
By Roland Flamini
Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae

An Ambassador with the Soul of a Novelist, the Perceptiveness of an Experienced Diplomat and the Heart of a Nation
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Panama's Canal: National Icon and Key to Prosperity

An Interview with Ambassador Emanuel Gonzalez-Revilla
By Roland Flamini
Canada Hosts International Pavilion at the Preakness Stakes

Her Royal Highness
British Princess Michael of Kent
The Author


By Roland Flamini
Couve's Chandelier: Shifting Decorative Taste in the French Embassy Residence

Photos by Paula Morrison of Diplomatic Connections
Lithuania Opens New Consulate General in Los Angeles:

Event Represents a Celebration of Liberty and a Search for Security
Ambassador Serdar Kiliç Brings Turkey's Insights to the Diplomacy of Global Security

By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Italian Prime Minister Renzi Visits Washington: Seeks to Reenergize his Reform Agenda and Bring Ren

By Oliver Dowell Lloyd
Charles and Camilla do Washington, Louisville to Warm Welcome

By Roland Flamini
Consul General Roey Gilad is the Public Face of Israeli Diplomacy in the Midwest

By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
The Cuban Conundrum

Efforts to Normalize Diplomatic Relations Promise a New Era of U.S.-Cuban Relations . . . if Both Countries Can Let Go of the Past
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Continuity, Stability and Security are the Goals of Saudi Arabia's Succession

King Salman Begins His Reign as World Leaders Pay Respects in Riyadh
By F. Lewis Bristol
An Interview with German Consul General in Chicago

By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
After Charlie: France's Ambassador on the Fallout From Paris' Week of Terror

By Roland Flamini
With Elections, Tunisia's Young Democracy Moves to the Next Stage

An Interview With the Tunisian Ambassador in Washington
By Roland Flamini
Petr Gandalovič

Prague's Man in Washington Talks to Diplomatic Connections
By Roland Flamini
The Cambridges do New York

William and Kate on a Whirlwind Visit
A Royal Visit to an Exhibition

Britain's Princess Royal at the Library of Congress
Téa Leoni

Long Before She Was "Madam Secretary" She Was UNICEF's Madam Ambassador
By James A. Winship, Ph.D.
Goodbye to All That

The Fall of the Soviet Empire Remembered
By Roland Flamini
Bangladesh: From Former Turmoil Towards a Prosperous Path

An Interview With Ambassador Mohammad
By Mike Mosettig
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