Malaysia without a high commissioner, while Ukraine set to soon gain a high-profile ambassador.
Plus, Panamaâ€™s got a new business-oriented ambassador, and Guyanaâ€™s high commissioner goes home.
Denmark's new deputy head of mission and her husbandâ€”until recently the Danish ambassador to Lebanon, Jordan and Syriaâ€”talk conflict, stabilization and refugees.
Also, three new heads of mission to present credentials this week.
Energy, trade, parliamentary pursuits kept Bruce Linghu busy in year-long posting.
Returning to the city nearly 40 years after first international posting 'mesmerizing.'
The new head of Taiwanâ€™s information division has spent the last year building his parliamentary Rolodex.
It all started with two high school teachers in the 1970s.