Home The Washington Diplomat October 2019 October 2019 Homepage

October 2019 Homepage

October 2019 Homepage
Cover Story

Dominican Republic Engulfed by
Media Frenzy After U.S. Deaths

a5.dominican.republic.beach.homeIt wasn’t the 185 mile-an-hour winds of Hurricane Dorian that recently pummeled the Dominican Republic. But a barrage of grim headlines following a spate of American deaths that tarnished the country’s all-important tourism industry and caught many Dominicans off guard, including the country’s ambassador to the U.S., José Tomás Pérez. Read More

Special Report

Palestinian Cause Falls Victim to
Israeli-Gulf Alliance Against Iran

a1.israel.shrine.jerusalem.homeShared enmity of Iran has created an unlikely coalition between Israel and the Gulf monarchies of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, but this proxy war has come at the expense of the Palestinians, whose cause is no longer seen as a priority among many Arab governments. Read More

Scary Reality

Post-Brexit Britain Is Unlikely to
‘Take Back’ Much Control from EU


For all the Brexit drama, even if the Brits crash out of the European Union on Halloween, the morning of Nov. 1 will still see Europe as the U.K.’s largest trading partner, meaning it will still have to comply with EU rules and regulations, although post-Brexit, the U.K. will have no input as to how those rules are made. Read More

China Celebrates

Under Fire by West, China Touts
70 Years of Unriveled Progress

a3.china.zedong.currency.homeSeventy years ago, on Oct. 1, 1949, communist revolutionary Mao Zedong declared the birth of what would become the world’s most populous communist nation and its longest-lasting. But much has changed in China over those seven decades of dramatic transformation. Read More

USMCA Haggle

Trump Works With Democrats to Try
To Get Updated NAFTA Passed

a4.usmca.trump.pelosi.homeThe Trump administration has given in to House Democrats’ demands — some of them at least — in the hope of making the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, palatable to them. Whether the changes the administration proposed will be enough to satisfy Democrats remains to be seen. Read More

Global Vantage Point

Op-ed: Will Tillerson Go Down as
One of Worst Secretaries of State?

a6.oped.tillerson.jett.trump.homeWhen future historians consider the Trump era, there is one debate they are sure to have. The argument will be whether Rex Tillerson was just among the worst secretaries of state or wins the gold medal for ineptitude. Read More


Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness
Rise to 530 Across 38 States: CDC

a7.medical.vaping.homeThe number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has leapt to 530 cases across 38 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S. health officials reported on Sept. 19. There have also been seven confirmed deaths in six states. Read More