‘We welcome the constructive engagement of the US with Sudan’
In the following Q and A, Dr. Atabani discusses the committment the Sudanese government has to end the war.
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A Roadmap to End Global Hunger
In the following Q and A, Ambassador Michael Klosson of Save the Children discusses groundbreaking report called the Roadmap to End Global Hunger.
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Afghanistan, nuclear disarmament top Kazakhstan’s OSCE agenda
Kanat Saudabayev discusses Kazakhstan`s chairmanship of the OSCE.
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AFGHANISTAN: 'We need a stable democracy that will never again victimize the Afghan people'
Interview with Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghanistan`s ambassador to the United States
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AFGHANISTAN: Education a lifeline in Afghanistan
Interview with Shamim Jawad, wife of Afghanistan`s ambassador to the United States
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ALBANIA: ‘We are now a producer, not consumer, of regional stability’
An interview with Ambassador Sallabanda is a refreshing reminder of US policies gone right in recent years.
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ANGOLA: One of the fastest-growing economies in the world
Interview with Josefina Pitra Diakite, Angola`s ambassador to the United States
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ARAB LEAGUE: 'We are trying to restore trust with the United States'
Interview with Hussein Hassouna, the Arab League`s ambassador to the United States
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ARAB LEAGUE: Raising the profile of the Arab League in Washington
Interview with Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States
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ARGENTINA: A dramatic improvement follows default
Interview with José Octavio Bordón, Argentina`s ambassador to the United States
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ARMENIA: A successful new Armenia is emerging from a long Soviet shadow
Interview with Dr. Arman Kirakossian, Armenia`s ambassador to the United States
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AUSTRIA: Keeping Austria on Washington’s radar screen
Interview with Eva Nowotny, Austria`s ambassador to the United States
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AUSTRIA: Presiding over the EU in challenging times
Interview with Eva Nowotny, Austria`s ambassador to the United States
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AZERBAIJAN: Economic growth to skyrocket when Baku-Ceyhan Pipeline comes on stream in October
Interview with Dr. Hafiz Pashayev, Azerbaijan`s ambassador to the United States
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BAHRAIN: 'We believe in openness'
Interview with Naser Al Belooshi, Bahrain`s ambassador to the United States
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BANGLADESH: ‘The people we produce are tolerant’
Interview with Shamsher M. Chowdhury, ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States
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BANGLADESH: Women are the foot soldiers of social transformation
Ambassador Humayun Kabir discusses the transition in his country and the growing importance of women in development.
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BELARUS: Belarus seeks stronger ties with America
Interview with Mikhail Khvostov, Belarus` ambassador to the United States
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BELGIUM: 'The fight against terrorism is a common fight'
Interview with Frans van Daele, Belgium`s ambassador to the United States
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BOLIVIA: "Nationalization for the 21st Century"
Interview with Bolivia’s ambassador to Washington, Gustavo Guzman
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BOLIVIA: 'The Americas must become a common neighborhood'
Interview with Jaime Aparicio, Bolivia`s ambassador to the United States
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BOTSWANA: ‘I and my staff are here to find US investors’
Interview with Lapologang Caesar Lekoa, Botswana’s ambassador to the United States
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BULGARIA: Bulgaria and America: Promoting democracy and fighting terrorism
Interview with Dr. Solomon Passy, Bulgaria`s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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BULGARIA: Deputy Prime Minister Shouleva promotes US investment in Bulgaria
Interview with Lydia Shouleva, Bulgaria`s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy
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BURKINA FASO: A regional approach to achieve fair trade in cotton
Interview with Tertius Zongo, Burkina Faso`s ambassador to the United States
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CAFTA: 'With free trade, everyone gains'
Interview with Norman Caldera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua
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CAMBODIA: Welcoming tourists and investors
Interview with Sereywath Ek, Cambodia`s ambassador to the United States
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CAPE VERDE: Cape Verde seeks investment to take it to the next level
An interview with Ambassador Jose Brito, Cape Verde`s ambassador to the United States
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CHAD: ‘It is immoral for the oil companies to take so much’
“The oil contracts were not very well negotiated,”
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CHAD: ‘The potential to be an emerging nation’
Interview with Mahamoud Adam Bechir, Chad`s ambassador to the United States
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CHILE: The golden rule: keeping a 1% budget surplus
Interview with Chile’s ambassador to Washington, Mariano Fernandez
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COSTA RICA: Trade and investment support excellent social services
Interview with F. Tomas Dueñas, Costa Rica`s Ambassador to the United States
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CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Sanctions: Politically driven, humanly felt
Interview with Pascal D. Kokora, Côte d`Ivoire`s ambassador to the United States
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CROATIA: Foreign policy focuses on membership in NATO and the EU
Interview with Neven Jurica, Croatia`s ambassador to the United States
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CROATIA: Redefining Croatia
Interview with Ivan Grdešic, Croatia`s ambassador to the United States
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CYPRUS: 'We have to succeed in reunifying Cyprus'
Interview with Euripides L. Evriviades, Cyprus` ambassador to the United States
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CZECH REPUBLIC: 'We have returned to Europe, but Europe has changed'
Interview with Martin Palouš, the Czech Republic`s ambassador to the United States
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Juggling crisis and opportunity
Interview with Faida Mitifu, Congo’s ambassador to the United States
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DENMARK: Building bridges to moderate Muslims
Interview with Friis Petersen, Denmark`s ambassador to the United States
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: ‘For us, CAFTA is crucial’
Interview with Flavio Dario Espinal Jacobo, the Dominican Republic’s ambassador to the United States
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EL SALVADOR: ‘Prospects for Central America are very, very bright’
Interview with Rene A. León, Ambassador of El Salvador
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ERITREA: 'Our people are the owners of Eritrean democracy'
Interview with Girma Asmerom, Eritrea`s ambassador to the United States
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ESTONIA: Estonia reaches twin goals of EU and NATO membership
Interview with Jüri Luik, Estonia`s ambassador to the United States
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ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia commits itself to making famine a thing of the past
Interview with Kassahun Ayele, Ethiopia`s ambassador to the United States
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FIJI: Branding the embassy to stand out in Washington
Interview with Jesoni Vitusagavulu, Fiji`s ambassador to the United States
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FINLAND: 'The Finnish advantage is knowledge'
Interview with Jukka Valtasaari, Finland`s ambassador to the United States
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GAMBIA TOURISM: ‘Wonderful and genuine people’
Interview with Angela B. Colley, Gambian Secretary of State for Tourism
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Gen. John Abizaid: Fortunately, Al Qaeda’s ideology has not gone mainstream yet
Interview with General John Abizaid, Commander, U.S. Central Command
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GEORGIA: A radical reformation
Interview with Vasil Sikharulidze, Georgia`s ambassador to the United States.
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GEORGIA: US-Georgian relations improving rapidly
Interview with Levan Mikeladze, Georgia`s ambassador to the United States
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GERMANY: 'Germans would love to see Germany in agreement with the US'
Interview with Wolfgang Ischinger, Germany`s ambassador to the United States
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GHANA: Democracy takes root, bearing good fruit
Interview with Fritz Kwabena Poku, Ghana`s Ambassador to the United States
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GREECE: ‘An extroverted economy’
Ambassador Mallias explains how Greece has in recent years become an extroverted economy and a leader in the Balkans.
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GREECE: Riding the Olympic wave
Interview with George Savvaides, Greece`s ambassador to the United States
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GRENADA: Challenges facing representatives of small countries
“How do you make yourself visible?”
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GUYANA: ‘An incredible mix of cultures and cuisines’
Interview with Bayney Karran, Guyana`s ambassador to the United States
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GUYANA: ‘We are very anti-terrorism’
Guyana’s ambassador to Washington called the recent involvement of Guyanese in a terror “a complete aberration.”
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HONDURAS: ‘CAFTA is a buffer against social unrest in South America’
Interview Norman Garcia Paz, Honduras` ambassador to the United States
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HONG KONG: 'We need to work towards consensus'
Interview with Jacqueline Ann Willis, Hong Kong`s commissioner in the United States
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HUNGARY: 'Don't hold it against countries that they want to catch up'
Interview with András Simonyi, Hungary`s ambassador to the United States
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ICELAND: A land of clean energy steams towards the future
Interview with Helgi Ágústsson, Iceland`s ambassador to the United States
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INDONESIA: 'As friends we have to allow differences'
Interview with Soemadi D.M. Brotodiningrat, Indonesia`s ambassador to the United States
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INDONESIA: ‘We will develop faster than people might think’
“We believe the United States and Indonesia have a common objective for a peaceful, tolerant and democratic society."
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IRAQ: 'We can show that democracy is possible'
Interview with Rend Al-Rahim, Iraq`s ambassador to the United States
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IRELAND: 'We've always spent heavily on education'
Interview with Noel Fahey, Ireland`s ambassador to the United States
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IVORY COAST: A Peace Agreement That Holds, At Last
Ivory Coast’s leaders seem to have finally found a formula for lasting peace.
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JAMAICA: Learning to prepare for hurricanes as others prepare for snow
Interview with Gordon Shirley, Jamaica`s ambassador to the United States
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JAPAN: 'When it comes to combating terrorism, Japan's position is non-wavering'
Interview with Ryozo Kato, Japan`s ambassador to the United States
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JORDAN: ‘We are one country that cannot afford a failure in Iraq’
Interview with Karim Kawar, Jordan`s ambassador to the United States
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JORDAN: Relations With US Continue to Strengthen
Ambassador Zeid Bin Ra`ad Al Hussein discusses King Abdullah`s economic development agenda and efforts for peace.
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KAZAKHSTAN: 'The destiny of our country is to be a leader'
Interview with Kassymzhomart Tokaev, foreign minister of Kazakhstan
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KAZAKHSTAN: Our people’s tolerance and initiative guarantee irreversible development
Interview with Kanat Saudabayev, Kazakhstan`s former Ambassador to Washington and new Secretary of State
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KAZAKHSTAN: Preparing to seal a strategic alliance with the US
Interview with Kassymzhomart Tokaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
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KENYA: 'It's all about networking… being a salesperson for your country'
Interview with Yusuf A. Nzibo, Kenya`s ambassador to the United States
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Kenya: ‘The first middle income country in Africa by 2030’
Interview with Peter Ogego, Kenyan Ambassador to the United States
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KENYA: Parliament Calms Post-election Conflicts
Kenya’s ambassador to Washington, Peter Ogego, shared his thoughts on the causes of the post-election conflict.
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KOREA: 'What are allies for if not helping out in times of need?'
Interview with Han Sung-joo, Korea`s ambassador to the United States
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KOSOVO: ‘We are proud to be the most pro-American country in the world’
Ambassador Avni Spaniu discusses his young country`s efforts to be recognized and to accelerate development.
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KYRGYZSTAN: 'We are not stepping down from democracy; we are deepening it'
Interview with Baktybek D. Abdrisaev, Kyrgyzstan`s ambassador to the United States
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LATVIA: A small but loyal US ally
Interview with Maris Riekstins, Latvia`s ambassador to the United States
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LESOTHO: Building a market economy from scratch
Interview with Molelekeng Rapolaki, Lesotho`s ambassador to the United States
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LIBERIA: 'We want to be at peace with ourselves and our neighbors'
Interview with Charles A. Minor, Liberia`s ambassador to the United States
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LIBERIA: Africa’s First Woman President Slowly Heals Her Country
Ruined by years of civil war, Liberia has since January 2006 pinned its hopes of recovery on the first African woman elected head of state.
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LIBYA: Undertaking a complete makeover
Interview with Ali Suleiman Aujali, Chief of the Libyan Liaison Office in Washington
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LIECHTENSTEIN: 'We're a low-maintenance country'
Interview with Claudia Fritsche, Liechtenstein`s ambassador to the United States
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LITHUANIA: ‘We are passionate believers in the spread of democracy’
Interview with Vygaudas Ušackas, Lithuania`s ambassador to the United States
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MACEDONIA: ‘Our Biggest Problem is the Perception of Instability’
Interview with Nikola Dimitrov, Macedonia’s ambassador to the United States
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MACEDONIA: Its name blocks foreign policy aspirations
Deputy prime minister for European affairs, Ivica Bocevski discusses some of the recent developments in his country.
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MADAGASCAR: Exotic island battles widespread poverty
"The removal of US textile and apparel quotas through the World Trade Organization has made competition with China in particular more difficult."
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MALAWI: ‘It is tough, but we are forging ahead’
Ambassador Hawa Ndilowe discusses the anti-corruption campaign in her country.
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MALAYSIA: 'We have to emphasize the commonality'
Interview with Dato Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid, Malaysia`s ambassador to the United States
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MALDIVES: Democracy at the end of a bumpy road in paradise
Ambassador Maniku discusses the bumpy road to democracy his Paradise-like country has followed.
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Mali: A good example of African democracy
Interview with Abdoulaye Diop, Mali`s ambassador to the United States
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MALTA: 'It is marketing, isn't it'
Interview with John Lowell, Malta`s ambassador to the United States
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MAURITANIA: A coup for good
Interview with Tijani Ould Kerim, Mauritania`s ambassador to the United States
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MOLDOVA: 'Consolidating the borders is the highest priority'
Interview with Mihail Manoli, Moldova`s ambassador to the United States
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MONACO: Albert II Begins to Make His Mark
Ambassador Gilles Noghes discusses the priorities of Prince Albert II and some of the developments in the world`s second smallest country.
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MONGOLIA: 'We would like to have more "neighbors"'
Interview with Ravdan Bold, Mongolia`s ambassador to the United States
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MONTENEGRO: World’s Newest Country Seeks Early NATO Entry
“No excuses. We want to be responsible. Montenegro is a country that can organize itself, that has all the prerequisites for us to develop our country.”
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MOROCCO: 'Free trade agreements with more than one billion people'
Interview with Aziz Mekouar, Morocco`s ambassador to the United States
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MOROCCO: U.S.-Morocco FTA will greatly boost bilateral trade
Interview with Aziz Mekouar, Morocco`s ambassador to the United States
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MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique's long struggle for progress
Interview with Armando Alexandre Panguene, Mozambique`s ambassador to the United States
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NAGORNO-KARABAKH: ‘There is no going back for us’
Interview with Vardan Barseghian, Nagorno-Karabakh`s representative in the United States
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NAMIBIA: ‘We are trying to treat all Namibians equally’
Ambassador Nandago discusses the development of his sparsely-populated country.
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NEPAL: State of emergency threatens US military aid
Interview with Kedar Bhakta Shrestha, Nepal`s ambassador to the United States
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NICARAGUA: 'CAFTA will be a vaccine against instability'
Interview with Salvador Stadthagen, Nicaragua`s ambassador to the United States
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NICARAGUA: Chavez tries to buy Ortega the election
Interview with Salvador E. Stadthagen, Nicaragua`s ambassador to the United States.
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NORWAY: ‘You feel that you can fulfill your dreams’
Interview with Knut Vollebaek, Norway`s ambassador to the United States
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OMAN: ‘We have always believed in dialogue’
Interview with Hunaina bint Sultan bin Ahmad Al Mughairi, Oman`s ambassador to the United States
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PAKISTAN: 'We are in this together'
Interview with Jehangir Karamat, Pakistan`s ambassador to the United States
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PAKISTAN: ‘The tribal agreement helps in the hunt for Bin Laden’
An interview with Pakistan’s ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani
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PANAMA: Panama's new president carries hopes of young voters
Interview with Roberto Alfaro Estripeaut, Panama`s ambassador to the United States
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PANAMA: US-Panama FTA will define bilateral relations
Interview with Roberto Alfaro Estripeaut, Panama`s ambassador to the United States
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PERU: Proving that trade agreements work
Interview with Eduardo Ferrero, Peru`s ambassador to the United States
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PLO: ‘We are the key to America’s “loveability” around the world’
Interview with Afif Safieh, head of the PLO mission in Washington.
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POLAND: A European nation Americans should love
Interview with Przemyslaw Grudzinski, Poland`s ambassador to the United States
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PORTUGAL: 'We have never been good at marketing ourselves'
Interview with Pedro Catarino, Portugal`s ambassador to the United States
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QATAR: 'Most people are not interested in politics'
Interview with Bader Omar Al Dafa, Qatar`s ambassador to the United States
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ROMANIA: A strategic ally on the Black Sea
Interview with Sorin Dumitru Ducaru, Romania`s ambassador to the United States
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RWANDA: 'We care about what we achieve together'
Interview with Zac Nsenga, Rwanda`s ambassador to the United States
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Sao Tome & Principe: Seeking alternatives to oil
Sao Tome and Principe`s ambassador, Ovidio Manuel Barbosa Pequeno, discusses the challenges facing his island country.
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SENEGAL: A good example for Africa
Interview with Amadou Lamine Ba, Senegal`s ambassador to the United States
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SERBIA: Improving Serbia's image
Interview with Dr. Ivan Vujacic, Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro in the United States
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Seven years in US-Afghan relations
Ashraf Haidari discusses US-Afghan relations and the prospects for his country.
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SINGAPORE: 'The FTA is our oil well'
Interview with Chan Heng Chee, Singapore`s ambassador to the United States
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SLOVAKIA: Strengthening ties with a friendly Washington
Interview with Rastislav Kacer, the Slovak Republic`s ambassador to the United States
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SLOVENIA: Graduating head of the transition class
Interview with Samuel Žbogar, Slovenia`s ambassador to the United States
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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Building a country from scratch
Ambassador Colin Beck explaines the efforts his country is making to build a basic infrastructure, and to create a national identity and good standard of living.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Twelve years after Apartheid
Interview with Barbara Joyce Mosima Masekela, South Africa`s ambassador to the United States
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SPAIN: 'A deep sense of solidarity with Americans'
Interview with Javier Ruperez, Spain`s ambassador to the United States
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ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: 'Best sailing waters in the world'
Interview with Ellsworth I. A. John, St. Vincent and the Grenadines` ambassador to the United States
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines: A Young Ambassador Makes Her Mark
Washington`s youngest ambassador, La Celia Prince, talks about developments in her homeland.
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SUDAN: Darfur conflict holds up national development
"Rebuilding of a united Sudan, as envisioned in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, has been put on hold."
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SUDAN: With peace, Sudan enters a new and promising era
Interview with Khidir Haroun Ahmed, Sudan`s ambassador to the United States
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SURINAM: A Caribbean 'island' in Latin America
Interview with Henry L. Illes, Surinam`s ambassador to the United States
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SWAZILAND: ‘I want a new image for Swaziland’
Interview with Ephraim M. Hlophe, Swaziland’s ambassador to the United States
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SWITZERLAND: The Swiss view of EU is being changed by new realities
Interview with Christian Blickenstorfer, Switzerland`s ambassador to the United States
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TAIWAN: China's military buildup worries Taiwan
Shin-Yuan Lai, Minister in charge of the Mainland Affairs Council, speaks about Taiwan`s concern over Beijing`s hostile military posture.
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TAJIKISTAN: An emerging hydro superpower
Interview with Khamrokhon Zaripov, Tajikistan`s ambassador to the United States
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Tajikistan: The country that keeps trying
Abdujabbor Shirinov discusses his Central Asian"s history and current challenges.
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TANZANIA: Making strides under a popular president
Interview with Tanzania’s ambassador to Washington, Andrew Mhando Daraja
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THAILAND: 'To be 'Thai' means to be 'free"
Interview with Kasit Piromya, Thailand`s ambassador to the United States
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The AFRICAN UNION: Building a New Africa
Ambassador Ali explains the steps that have lead to the creation of the AU, its agenda for Africa, and the purpose of her mission in Washington.
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THE BAHAMAS: Tourism still drives a diversifying economy
Interview with Joshua Sears, the Bahamas` Ambassador to the United States
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THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Humanitarian crisis needs world attention
Interview with Nzanga Mobutu, son and former spokesman of Mobutu Sese Seko
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THE GAMBIA: On the road to Vision 2020
Interview with Dodou Bammy Jagne, The Gambia`s ambassador to the United States
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THE PHILIPPINES: 'Our cultural bond with the United States goes back 100 years'
Interview with Albert del Rosario, the Philippines` ambassador to the United States
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THE PHILIPPINES: 'Our cultural bond with the United States goes back 100 years'
Interview with Albert del Rosario, the Philippines` ambassador to the United States
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Timor-Leste: Making strides after a troubled birth
Jorge Camões discusses the post-independence troubles his country has faced and the steps it is taking to build a modern state.
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TURKEY: Secularism, incursion in Iraq are key issues in election
Parliamentary elections are looming on July 22 in Turkey as 140,000 Turkish troops mass along the border with Iraq.
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TURKEY: Turkish-US relations: built on strong foundations
Interview with Faruk Logoglu, Turkey`s ambassador to the United States
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UGANDA: ‘It is high time Africa became ambitious’
Interview with Edith Grace Ssempala Uganda’s ambassador to the United States
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Ukraine wants to accelerate its integration with the European Union
Foreign Minister Gryshchenko discusses Ukraine`s foreign policy agenda.
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UKRAINE: ‘Politics should not be limited to promoting self-interest’
Interview with Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, Deputy Head of the Republican Party of Ukraine
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UKRAINE: Elections confirm western orientation and reform
Interview with Oleh Shamshur, Ukraine`s ambassador to the United States
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UKRAINE: Elections show strength of participation in democracy
Interview with Mykhailo Reznik, Ukraine`s ambassador to the United States
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UKRAINE: Overcoming political and economic challenges
Ambassador Oleh Shamshur, discusses the recent crisis over Russian gas supplies to Europe through his country.
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USTR: ‘Bilateral agreements can be trailblazers’
Interview with Shaun Donnelly, Assistant US Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East
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VENEZUELA: ‘Like the Russian Ambassador during the Cold War’
“Once we have gained strength as a group, we will be able to negotiate with the United States on an equal footing.”
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Vietnam: Ever closer ties to the United States
Vietnam`s ambassador Le Cong Phung discusses the economic development in his country and how it is responding to the global economic crisis.
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ZAMBIA: “Zambians love to vote”
Interview with Zambian Ambassador Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika
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ZIMBABWE: ‘There is not much difference between Mandela and Mugabe’
“Americans think we are introducing a new paradigm of development that is a bad example… They think Zimbabwe is a test case and it must not succeed.”
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