Embassy Ankara moved into a new campus in the Söğütözü business district, Aug. 29. The new embassy echoes regional traditions, while minimizing its impact on the local environment. Photo courtesy of Embassy Ankara

New embassy building symbolizes U.S.-Türkiye relationship

By Evan Lewis The U.S. embassy team in Ankara, Türkiye, bid farewell to their former embassy building in the Kavaklidere neighborhood and began operations at their new campus, Aug. 29. The new embassy is situated...
The skyline of Lusaka, Zambia. Photo by Africadventure

Lusaka

The skyline of Lusaka, Zambia. Photo by Africadventure By Julie Mellin and Anamaria Karrels  In August 2021, millions of Zambians went to the polls to participate in the country’s ninth general election since returning to multi-party...

Suriname Speaker’s Program hosts NASA engineer

The public diplomacy section at Embassy Paramaribo hosted NASA Engineer Z. Nagin Cox as part of a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Speaker’s Program, Aug. 8-12. This event supported the section’s programming on...

Beyond Guadalcanal

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy (left) poses with descendants of Solomon Islanders Eroni Kumana (center) and Biuku Gasa (right), to whom she presented medals, Aug. 7. State Department photo By Jason Raskin The arrival of thousands of U.S....
A participant (right), flanked by an interpreter (left), delivers remarks at a graduation ceremony for ATA-led aviation security training for eight West African nations in Dakar, Senegal, June 22. The train-the-trainer course included 24 airport and aviation security professionals to help their countries meet international airport security standards. Photo by Vince Crawley

Eight African nations complete ATA aviation security courses

By Vince Crawley  Airport security professionals from across West Africa completed five weeks of aviation security training provided by the Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program, in partnership with Embassy Dakar and the government of Senegal, May...
An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and read mechanism. Photo by Ron Przysucha

Equity Equation

An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and read mechanism. Photo by Ron Przysucha By Heidi Howland “o have a...
A panel discussion at the fourth anti-trafficking in persons conclave in Ranchi, in the state of Jharkhand of India, March 27, 2015. The conclave brought together 275 delegates representing civil society, law enforcement, and local government from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, and the United States. At the end of the conclave, the Jharkhand state government announced new legislation to ensure the registration of domestic-labor placement agencies and to require that the proceeds from the property of convicted traffickers could be used to help their victims. Photo by Amit Bhatt

Knowledge Power 

By Eric Chu  For ten days each year in September or October, the city of Kolkata, in the state of West Bengal, India, celebrates Durga Puja, a festival that pays homage to the Hindu mother-goddess,...

Flashback: October 1966

The October 1966 issue highlighted the burgeoning role of computers in foreign affairs statistical analysis. The feature article examined the Department of State’s potential adoption of then-cutting edge hardware into its workflow, encouraging agencies...

The Conflict Observatory

By Natasha Christensen, Susan Wolfinbarger, and Jason Lapadula  In the days leading up to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Feb. 24, the Kremlin’s rhetoric unveiled a looming threat and an aggressor bent on violating the...
A local conservator teaches a Thai student intern techniques to preserve a 17th century Buddha statue in Wat Chai. Photo courtesy of the World Monuments Fund

Climate change and cultural preservation in Thailand

By Kanchalee “Kelly” Jitjang  During the catastrophic floods of 2011 in Thailand, the walls of the 17th-century Chaiwatthanaram Temple (also known as “Wat Chai”) were overwhelmed, inundating the site with several feet of water. Wat...

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