By Hon Dr Sharman Stone, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls I am just back from the Solomon Islands. What a privilege it was to be there at this significant time, as the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) comes to a close – after 14 years – and reflects on theRead more
On Tuesday, ASP Board Member Ambassador Don Beyer spoke on his experiences as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Outlining the three roles of an ambassador as 1.) government to government diplomacy, 2.) economic statecraft, and 3.) public diplomacy, Beyer presented on a myriad of topics relevant to U.S. relations with Switzerland, ranging from the IranianRead more
Lahav Hakov, February 20, 2019, jpost.com
Image from article: New Right: Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announce the formation of a new political party in Tel Aviv on December 29. (photo credit: CORINNA KERN/REUTERS)
Among the New Right’s candidates is Yomtov Kalfon, an attorney, activist, and founder of “Aleinu,” meant to help get French-speaking immigrants involved in Israeli politics.
The New Right Party introduced more candidates and Yisrael Beytenu presented its list ahead of Thursday’s final deadline to submit lists. …
Ran Bario Bar-Yoshafat, deputy director of the right-leaning Kohelet Policy Forum, also joined the New Right’s list. Bar-Yoshafat, 35, conducted Israel advocacy tours in the US and wrote a book about Israeli public diplomacy [JB emphasis] . …
I spy with my little eye… Centralna obaveštajna agencija (CIA) otkrila je bar delić tajanstvenosti postavivši prvi post na Instagramu, pozivajući sve koji žele da budu agenti da otkriju šta se sve krije na ovoj fotografiji. Poznata po tajanstvenosti, zatvorenosti i tajnim špijunskim akcijama, američka obaveštajna agencija je pokazala da joj ni ironija nije stranaRead more
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Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
6th April 2020 Vienna, Austria
Getting 391 British Nationals home safely A plane approaches London Heathrow, appearing to grow larger as it nears the runway. As British airways flight BA0961 lands safely, a collective sigh of relief is heard at the British Embassy in Vienna.
In the last two weeks, the British Embassy in Vienna has helped 391 people get out of ski resorts in Austria to return home to the UK. This is part of the Foreign Office’s huge international task of getting travelling British nationals home, as international transport routes close.
On 3-5 April, a group of 129 seasonal ski workers, including British and Irish nationals, returned to the UK from quarantine areas in Tyrol and Vorarlberg. To do this, they needed to register with the embassy for special permission to leave a quarantine zone. We then worked closely with..