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DISCOVERING BHUTAN

Himalayan Kingdom Gradually Raises its U.S. Profile, Even Without an Embassy in D.C.

AMERICAN ATTITUDES

Polls Show Americans Support Less-Interventionist U.S. Foreign Policy, But with Caveats

RAKHINE'S OTHER CONFLICT

Overshadowed by Rohingya Crisis, Arakan Insurgency Against Myanmar Forces Intensifies

U.S. WEAPONS SALES PITCH

U.S. Envoy Who Heads Military Sales Seeks to Reassure Partners of American Reliability 

GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The Washington Diplomat Hosts Global Education Conference at French Embassy

THE AMBIVALENT ARTIST

Marcel Duchamp Bucked Tradition, Blurred Lines with His Conceptual Art, Found Objects

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Cover Story

Bhutan Raises Its U.S. Profile,
Even Without an Embassy in D.C.

a4.cover.bhutan.silk.road.homeBhutan is one of only a handful of countries without an embassy in Washington, D.C., or even diplomatic relations with the U.S. But what the Maryland-size Buddhist nation does have is an ambitious nonprofit that seeks to strengthen bilateral ties and teach Americans about this isolated yet intriguing Himalayan mountain kingdom. Read More

What Voters Think

Foreign Policy Polls Show Americans
Want Restraint, Not Retreat

a1.polls.trump.simulation.homeIf there's one word that will never be used to describe the Trump presidency, it's "predictable." Yet on foreign policy, Trump has been relatively consistent, embracing a transactional, "America First" approach. And while the prevailing narrative is that most Americans support this global retrenchment, the picture is more nuanced, according to several new polls. Read More


Rakhine Convulses, Again

Arakan Insurgency Against
Myanmar Forces Intensifies

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As the world's attention turns once again to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state, another conflict is brewing in the troubled state — this one between government forces and Buddhist guerillas known as the Arakan Army. Read More


Selling Dependability

Envoy Stresses Reliability
Of U.S. Weapons Sales

a3.military.cooper.meridian.homeR. Clarke Cooper, who oversees security assistance as head of political-military affairs at the State Department, acknowledges that doubts have emerged about American reliability he insists that the U.S. remains an indispensable and dependable security partner. Read More


Women under Threat

Instability, Long-Held Stereotypes
Threaten Latin America's Women

a5.oas.latin.honduras.woman.homeAfter decades of colonialism and military coups, Latin America has made tremendous strides in ushering in democracy and economic reforms. But another important area of Latin American life is often overlooked: the progress — or lack thereof — of its women. Read More


 

Art

Confusing Objectives

Marcel Duchamp Bucked
Tradition, Blurred Lines
With His Conceptual Art

History

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Important Delivery

'None Swifter Than These'
Reveals Little-Known Work
Of Diplomatic Couriers

Art

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Delicate 'Touch'

National Gallery Surveys
Use of Pastels to Create
Soft Yet Stunning Works

Sculpture

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Ufan's Calming Effect

Stone and Steel Sculptures
Offer Quiet Contemplation
In a Chaotic Capital

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