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...
Uyghur women work in a clothing factory in Hotan County in the Xinjiang province, April 27, 2019. Photo by Azamat Imanaliev

Advisory warns businesses of risks in northwest China

By Bob Viglietta On July 1, the Department of State and the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory as part of the U.S. government’s strategy...
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

Rapid Adjustment

By Timothy Phares
Badye and Hella Ladhari comfort each other outside of Embassy Tunis in the aftermath of the attack, September 2012. Photo by Lucia Piazza

‘Heroes’ initiative honors local staff

By Ruben Harutunian An angry group of protesters assembled outside of Embassy Tunis, Sept. 14, 2012. Some of the protesters were violent—climbing over the embassy’s perimeter wall, burning embassy-owned motor pool vehicles, and attempting to...

Hungarian FLEX alumni connect with ECA leader during visit

A key goal of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) high school program is keeping in touch with talented and promising alumni from Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, who represent more than 29,000 individuals...

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...
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...


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...
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

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