July 2013 Homepage

July 2013 Homepage
Cover Story

Snowden Makes Headlines
For Ecuador, And Headaches
For D.C. Ambassador

a6.ecuador.envoy.homeNathalie Cely Suárez is working to untangle the diplomatic issues that have driven a wedge between Ecuador and the U.S. while debunking claims that her president has become the new standard-bearer for Latin America’s leftists. Read More

People of World Influence

Washington Insider Touts
Business of Partnerships

a1.powi.balderston.homeKris Balderston’s job as special representative for global partnerships took his domestic career global. Now he’s onto his next challenge: Washington general manager of FleishmanHillard, one of the world’s largest PR and communications firms. Read More

The Washington Diplomat Exclusive

Azerbaijan Rolls Out Red Carpet
For Visiting U.S. Lawmakers

a2.azerbaijan.guard.homeHundreds of state legislators, more than a dozen members of Congress and three former top White House aides all converged on Azerbaijan last month in what some media outlets derided as a costly junket. The Diplomat was there and has an inside account. Read More

International Relations

Myanmar’s Envoy Seizes
Historic Opening with U.S.

a3.burma.myanmar.homeMyanmar’s first ambassador to the U.S. in more than 20 years talks about reintroducing his once-isolated pariah state to the world. Read More

International Affairs

Before Turkey Clamped Down
On Protesters, Media Felt the Heat

a4.turkey.media.gezi.park.homeThe story of press freedom in Turkey is — like the country’s larger evolution and recent descent into chaos — complicated. Read More

The Rotunda: Foreign Affairs on Capitol Hill

Conscience and Consequence: Royce’s
Calculus as Foreign Affairs Chair

a5.rotunda.royce.homeRep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, opens up about, what he thinks is right and wrong with the world, and how he hopes to right those wrongs as a legislator in a polarized Congress. Read More


Nations Keep Watchful Eye
On U.S. Immigration Reform

a7.immigration.reform.homeImmigration reform is grinding its way through the halls of Congress, and foreign nations have been quick to insert their own little perks into the sweeping legislation. Read More


South Africa’s Renovated Mission
Encapsulates Traditions, Aspirations

a8.south.africa.rendering1.homeSouth Africa is renovating its mission in Washington to build a space that speaks to the country’s past traditions and future hopes. Read More

Inside the Chamber

US-ASEAN Business Council Seeks
To Unlock Southeast Asia’s Potential

a9.asean.chamber.homeThe US-ASEAN Business Council works to link Americans with the 10 countries that form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, home to 600 million people and a combined GDP of $2.1 trillion. Read More


Tsunami of Pricey Specialty Drugs
Threatens to Deluge Patients, Insurers

a10.medical.beaker.homeFor the first time in 50 years, spending on prescription drugs actually dropped — but the cost of specialty medications is skyrocketing. Read More