Rapid Adjustment

By Timothy Phares
Lt. Col. Robert C. Perry (center, blue shirt) and Defense Attaché Office Coordinator Meri Perisić (left) receive seeds and potato slips being prepared for distribution in Berane, Montenegro. Photo courtesy of Jelena Krivčević

Seeds of Diplomacy

By Michael P. Murphy

Ambassador meets with female entrepreneurs in Burundi

Chargé d’Affaires Eunice S. Reddick congratulated female coffee farmers on their success as part of the Women’s Coffee Association of Burundi at the Rimiro Coffee Washing Station in Ruhororo, Ngozi Province, Nov. 2. Reddick...

U.S. donates C-130 to Colombian Air Force

As a reflection of the long-standing partnership between the United States and Colombia, the U.S. Air Force donated a C-130H Hercules aircraft to the Colombian air force. The aircraft is a tactical airlift platform...

Healthcare panel strengthens U.S-India ties

Speaking from Embassy New Delhi, Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan moderated a discussion among high-level officials from the U.S. and Indian governments, and U.S. industry leaders on regional healthcare investments as the foundation...

U.S. educational opportunities promoted in Mongolia

Embassy Ulaanbaatar’s public affairs section led a team including the country director of Peace Corps Mongolia, EducationUSA Mongolia, and the Mongolian Association of State alumni to promote U.S. educational opportunities and exchanges in Khovsgol...


By Tim Johnson Fondly known by locals as the “bush capital,” Canberra’s name derives from a Ngunnawal word meaning “meeting place,” coined by the original custodians of the land who have called the area home...
The Diplomatic Security Service’s Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicle Division manages various defense equipment, including helmets, ear protection, vests, and more. Photo courtesy of DSS

DSS manages lifesaving equipment that protects diplomats

By Angela French In a nondescript building in Alexandria, Va., gunsmiths design and test weapons used by Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) special agents, while engineering teams develop and assess other defensive and protective gear. Vehicle...
From left: Management Officer Amber Conway, Deputy Chief of Mission Pamela Hack, Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Dollinger, Public Affairs Officer Tanya Brothen, Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn, Office Management Specialist Liliana Carlson, and Political/Economic/Consular Officer Emily Hennell from Embassy Bangui celebrate International Women’s Day, Oct. 6. Photo courtesy of Embassy Bangui

Embassy Bangui celebrates Women’s Day

By Tanya Brothen When Embassy Bangui made plans to celebrate International Women’s Day—recognized worldwide on March 8—they did not know it would be disrupted by a global pandemic and post’s subsequent ordered departure. Bangui—along with...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Moises Mendoza. Mendoza smiles on the right.