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Albania Progresses Since Communism,
But Now Journeys Past the Earthquake

a4.albania.flags.alps.homeIn 1979, the last time a major earthquake struck Albania, it was ruled by a paranoid Marxist dictatorship that considered the U.S. its greatest enemy. Today, after a recent temblor killed over 50 people, Albanian Ambassador Floreta Faber says her country will "do whatever it takes" to overcome a legacy of communism and corruption so it can not only rebuild stronger, but also continue to grow closer to the U.S. and EU. Read More

China Rebuke

Taiwan Sends Clear Message to China:
Don't Interfere with Our Sovereignty

a1.taiwan.market.economy.china.homeOn Jan. 11, voters in Taiwan overwhelmingly re-elected its independence-leaning president in what was seen as a rebuke to China's attempts to assert greater control over the self-ruled island, particularly in the wake of Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong. Read More


Messy Divorce

Northern Ireland Among Messy
Details of Britain's EU Divorce

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While the U.K. has finally exited the European Union, beginning a year of tough negotiations on a future trade deal with the bloc, the future of post-Brexit Northern Ireland is anything but resolved. Read More


5G Geopolitics

Special Report: 5G Race Heats Up
As U.S. Struggles to Catch China

a3.5G.huawei.expo.berlin.detail.home5G, the fastest internet speed achieved to date, is set to revolutionize our lives — and the world as we know it — so the development and deployment of this fifth-generation of super-fast connectivity has become a hotly contested geopolitical race between China and the U.S. Read More


Time to Celebrate

The Washington Diplomat Toasts
25 Years of Delivering Real News

c1.anniversary.diplomat.colombia.homeHundreds gathered at the residence of Colombian Ambassador Francisco Santos to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Washington Diplomat and ring in the holidays. Read More


 

Taiwan Voters Send Strong Message to China Not to Interfere with Island’s Sovereignty

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By Deryl Davis

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With Irish Backstop Gone, How Will Northern Ireland Move Forward After Brexit Breakup?

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By Jonas Meuleman and Anna Gawel

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U.S. Hammers Huawei, But Struggles to Catch Up to China in ‘Race’ to Dominate 5G

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By Ryan R. Migeed and Anna Gawel

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Albania Has Come Far Since Communism, But Now Begins Long Post-Quake Journey

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By Larry Luxner

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