April 2015 Homepage

April 2015 Homepage
Cover Story

New Government Promises Fresh
Start for War-Weary Sri Lanka

a4.sri.lanka.envoy.homeSri Lankan Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam says his new government is determined to show the world that the country is embracing democracy making peace with its past. Read More 

People of World Influence

Chamber of Commerce Icon Makes
No Bones About Defending Business

a1.powi.donohue.homeUnder Tom Donohue’s leadership, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has forged a reputation as a confrontational — but “ethical” and with “good manners,” as Donohue puts it — force to be reckoned with in Washington. Read More

Ecuador Envoy Leaves

Ecuador’s Outgoing Envoy: Ties
‘Far Better Than When I Arrived’

a2.ecuador.nathalie.homeAfter over three years of riding out the storm of Ecuador-U.S. acrimony, Ambassador Nathalie Cely Suárez is leaving Washington satisfied that she helped bring bilateral ties back from the abyss. Read More

The Genocide Lobby

On 100th Anniversary, Armenians
Urge Americans to Recognize Genocide

a3.armenia.genocide.protesters.homeArmenia’s formidable grassroots advocacy movement is going into overdrive to get Americans to recognize the 100th anniversary of Turkish atrocities that it says amount to genocide. Read more

Digital Diplomacy Forum

Philippine Embassy Reaches
Diaspora Via Innovative App

a5.philippine.phone.app.homeCan you hear me now? Filipinos can, thanks to a new app devised by the Philippine Embassy to help diaspora communities keep in touch with home. Read More

Obama Insights

Obama’s Budget, Security Strategy
Depict Menacing But Hopeful World

a6.obama.foreign.policy.homeThree major documents shed important light on President Obama’s vision of the world and what he hopes to accomplish the rest of his term. Read More

Book Review

From Mediocre to Memorable:
The Evolution of Ike’s Legacy

a7.review.eisenhower.book.homeSince leaving what many saw as a mediocre presidency, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s stock has risen steadily over the past half century, and he is now often regarded as one of America’s finest presidents. Read More

Treating the Treatment

Fit for Life: The Best Thing
You Can Do to Live Longer

a8.medical.doctor.treadmill.homeIf you aren’t already convinced that regular exercise is one of the best things for just about every aspect of your health, two studies validate what doctors have been saying for years. Read More