Diplomatic Connections Articles
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
Ten Days in the Adriatic

By Monica Frim
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.
Iceland

Finding Bliss on the Island of Fire and Ice
By Monica Frim
Photography by John Frim and Monica Frim
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
Going for Cactus, Culture and Cuisine

By Monica Frim
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN FRIM
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.
Tourism meets Politics, Technology and Culture in Taipei

As the political and cultural heart of Taiwan, Taipei is a modern, bustling city eager to show the world its resolve. For worldwide travelers, it's a haven of peace and natural beauty.
by Monica Frim
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
Turks and Caicos Islands

Rate a 10!
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

You've Come a Long Way, Baby!

Canada turns 150 next year and Ottawa is getting in the swing
By Monica Frim
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.
Havana's Promising Transformation

By Monica Frim
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

The Cook Islands

A Pacific paradise of immense lagoons and tiny islands
By Monica Frim
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
The Azores – An Island Paradise in the Atlantic Ocean

By Monica Frim
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
Manitoba: From Winnipeg to Churchill

There's More than Belugas, Bears and Beavers in Canada's Central Province
By Monica Frim
Roaming "Round the Minho"

by Monica Frim
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
Cruising the Society Islands

Monica Frim says, "Ship ahoy!" as she boards the m/s Paul Gauguin in Tahiti for a luxury cruise of the Society Islands, an archipelago in French Polynesia.
By Monica Frim
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
Chicago: It's All About Architecture and Art

By Monica Frim
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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