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AUSTRALIA’S BOILING POINT

Catastrophic Wildfires Leave Lasting Scars — and Lessons — on the Continent

QUIET WARRIOR

Michèle Flournoy Hopes U.S. Takes Pragmatic Path to Navigate National Security Challenges

CONTAGION LEARNING CURVE

After Botched Ebola Response, WHO Fights to Do Better with Coronavirus Pandemic

CONTESTED WATERS

U.S. Races to Broker Egypt-Ethiopia Deal as Controversial Nile Dam Plows Ahead

DIPLOMATIC TRAILBLAZER

For America’s First Female Ambassador, It Was All About the Work, Not the Gender

LIVING IN LIMBO

Azerbaijan Resettles IDPs from 1992 Armenia War, Although Many Still Yearn for Home

FRAGILE BEAUTY

Recent Fires Cast Stark Light on Exhibit Documenting Australia’s Unique Flora and Fauna


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Cover Story

Wildfires Leave Lasting Scars,
Lessons on Australian Continent

As coronavirus grips Australia, the country has barely recovered from another crisis: the catastrophic wildfires that consumed parts of the continent. But Australia’s new ambassador, Arthur Sinodinos, is no stranger to crisis. Read More


People of World Influence

Ex-Pentagon Official Offers Perspective
On U.S. National Security Challenges

Michèle Flournoy, one of the highest-ranking women to serve in the Pentagon, talks about the litany of security crises facing the world, but when asked what keeps her up at night, one worry stands out: the Yes Men surrounding President Trump. Read More


Contagion Learning Curve

After Botched Ebola Response, WHO
Applies Lessons with Coronavirus

The World Health Organization was sharply criticized for its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. Today, however, the early reviews of the WHO’s response to coronavirus are much more nuanced. Read More


Contested Waters

U.S. Races to Broker Egypt-Ethiopia
Deal As Nile Dam Plows Ahead

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam along the Nile River could be a game-changer for Ethiopia’s 100 million people, transforming their country into Africa’s biggest power exporter. But for Egypt and its 100 million people, the Nile Dam is an existential threat Read More


In Memoriam

Yoko Elizabeth Sugiyama, Wife
of Japanese Ambassador, Dies at 66

Yoko Elizabeth Sugiyama, the wife of Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, died Feb. 10 of apparent sudden heart failure at the couple’s home in Tokyo at the age of 66. Read More


Quiet Trailblazer

America's First Female Ambassador
Focused on the Job, Not Gender

One of the first things that stands out in the book “Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson” is that history really does repeat itself. Were America’s first woman ambassador to return to the job today, she would find herself on somewhat familiar ground. Read More


Medical

Risk of Coronavirus May Force
Cancer Patients to Delay Treatment

Early findings involving cancer patients from Wuhan, suggest that many contracted the coronavirus while undergoing treatment in the hospital. That could mean that this vulnerable population might need to discuss delaying cancer care. Read More


Opinion

How Would a Statesman in the
White House Respond to Covid-19?

How would a world-class statesman or stateswoman residing in the White House respond to the Covid-19 pandemic? Obviously there is no simple solution in tackling this crisis; however, the history of American statesmanship suggests a roadmap. Read More


Living in Limbo

As Azerbaijan Resettles IDPs,
Many Still Yearn for Home

About 700,000 internationally displaced persons (IDPs) from Armenian-occupied Karabakh are scattered throughout Azerbaijan, which is spending 1 billion manat on IDPs, including 200 million manat specifically to construct new housing for them. Read More


Remembering the Dead

Visiting Quba's Genocide Complex:
Azerbaijan’s Memorial to Suffering

If the main tourist attraction in the Azerbaijani city of Quba bears resemblance to Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center, there’s a good reason: underneath lies as many as 60,000 victims of a mass murder that allegedly took place more than 100 years ago. Read More


Book Review

Oral Histories Offers Reflections
On Kissinger’s Diplomacy, Leadership

There is no shortage of discussion or analysis when it comes to Henry Kissinger. Nevertheless, “Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership” offers valuable insights into this iconic figure in U.S. foreign policy. Read More


 

 

History

Fragile Beauty

Recent Fires Cast Light
On Exhibit Documenting
Australia’s Unique Flora

Diplomatic Spouses

Life's Ups and Downs

Colombian Ambassador,
Wife Serve as Longtime
Human Rights Advocates

Photography

Graciela's Mexico

Graciela Iturbide Captures
Nuanced Portrayal
Of Her Homeland

Theater

Gutsy 'Pass'

Amid Racial Tensions,
Two Black Men Wait
For Paradise in ‘Pass Over’

Art

More Than Decor

Canadian Embassy
Promotes Diversity,
Equality in ‘New Light’

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