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European Union's New Envoy Says Bloc Will Weather Transatlantic Storm


With Its Territory Gone, Islamic State Makes Inroads in South and Southeast Asia


U.S. Cuts to UNRWA Compound Dire Situation in Mideast Tinderbox


Affluent Terrorists Challenge Narrative that Poverty Drives Extremism 


Hundreds Attend White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Pre-Party


Embassies Embrace Fashion as Public Diplomacy Tool


'Queens of Egypt' Takes New Look at Ancient Civilization Through Eyes of Women 



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Cover Story

European Union's New Envoy Says
Bloc Will Weather Transatlantic Storm an exclusive interview, Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union's new ambassador, talks about everything from trade, China, Iran and NATO to human rights, climate change and populism. While he admits that the EU and U.S. don't see eye to eye on many of these issues, he insists that transatlantic relations have finally turned the corner. Read More

People of World Influence

Trump's Fight with China Eclipses
Other Consequential Trade Agreements

a1.powi.froman.obama.home2China has become the frontline in President Trump's trade wars, but former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman talks about two other consequential trade agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership that he helped craft and NAFTA's replacement, neither of which are done deals. Read More

Extremist Infiltration

With Its Territory Gone, Islamic State
Makes Inroads in Southeast Asia


The Sri Lanka Easter attacks demonstrated again that violent Islamic extremism is a growing threat in South and Southeast Asia, as the Islamic State shifts its strategy to focus on rebuilding and recruiting in new regions. Read More

Palestinian Squeeze

U.S. Cuts to UNRWA Compound
Dire Situation in Mideast Tinderbox a controversial move last August, President Trump announced that he was ending U.S. funding for UNRWA — a cut of some $360 million a year, or 25 percent to 30 percent of the agency's total budget. Read More

Rich Breeding Ground

Affluent Terrorists Challenge Idea
That Poverty Drives Extremism

a4.terrorists.young.surrender.homeThe Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people sent shockwaves around the world. But the bombers weren't impoverished, uneducated or clearly disenfranchised in any particular way. Rather, they were affluent, well-educated and, in some cases, even extremely wealthy. Read More

Book Review

Burns: U.S. Diplomacy Is Sometimes
Thankless but Always Critical Job"The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal" is thoughtful, balanced and witty as well as strikingly free from self-aggrandizement or score-settling. It is honest, informative and deeply interesting. It is also timely. Read More

In Memoriam

Remembering Richard Lugar and
The Lost Art of Statesmanship

memoriam.lugar.portrait.homeOn April 28, Richard G. Lugar, a six-term Republican senator from Indiana, passed away at the age of 87. Washington Diplomat contributor John T. Shaw, who wrote "Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate: Crafting Foreign Policy from Capitol Hill," offers his reflections on Lugar's legacy. Read More

Diplomat Events

Hundreds Toast Journalism
At WHCD Pre-Party Event

whcd.main.homeOver 800 people attended the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Pre-Party hosted by Qatari Ambassador Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani and The Washington Diplomat at the U.S. Institute of Peace — a fitting venue to emphasize the critical role that today's media plays in supporting a peaceful world. Read More



Royally Overdue

'Queens of Egypt' Takes New
Look at Ancient Civilization
Through Eyes of Women

Diplomatic Spouses


Natural Appeal

Well-Versed in Diplomacy,
Slovenian Wife Also
Enjoys Lighter Side of Life


Timeless 'Oresteia'

Michael Kahn's Farewell Does
Justice to Ancient Greek
Trilogy and a Storied Career


Fun Frolic

Folger Finds Direction
and Folly in Shakespeare's
'Love's Labor's Lost'



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Citywide Festival, Now in
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