Promo video of Serbia, the most beautiful country in the world, filled with lovely people, after all, my home. ♥ This is the true Serbia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXA5ElahbTYRead more
October 15, 2014 How did the British press report last evening’s abandoned Serbia vs Albania Euro 2016 qualifier? Nearly all made basic errors in fact, each time erring on the side of distortion. The facts are incendiary enough The match brawl was ignited when a drone flew into Belgrade Partizan stadium carrying a banner depictingRead more
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British Ambassador to Japan
29th September 2020 Tokyo, Japan
Former British Consulate in YokohamaThe former British Consulate in Yokohama is a handsome stone building, reconstructed after the Great Tokyo Earthquake of 1923, just like the Embassy in Tokyo. Its location, amidst the downtown shops and offices of Japan’s second largest city, was once the bustling waterfront where East met West. Yokohama was one of several Treaty Ports, where foreigners were allowed to trade, when Japan reopened to the world after 230 years of isolation in 1854. As the nearest entry point to Tokyo, it was to become by far the most important of them.
Nowadays the building houses the Yokohama Archives of History, with an impressive collection of documents relating to the Meiji period when Japan was opening up, rapidly modernising, and beginning its journey towards becoming one of the world’s largest economies. Curator Yoshizaki Masaki invited me to visit the archive to see some of..
“All the food I ate in America was bland and boring…except for the spicy chicken wings. I LOVED the Buffalo wings.” -SnezanaPerhaps we should be doing a lil Buffalo gastrodiplomacy to Serbia? Snezana would be pleased. The poor Serbian lass also felt much more unsafe in DC than Belgrade. I laughed, and explained that whenRead more
Charles KupchanProfessor of International Affairs, Georgetown University “The twenty-first century will not belong to the United States, Europe or China. It will be no one’s world.” Charles A. Kupchan is Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. These reflections are excerpted from the currentRead more