DIVIDED NEIGHBORS

Mexico's Gerónimo Gutiérrez: Break Down Bilateral Walls, Don't Build Them

HALEY GETS HIGH MARKS

Trump's U.N. Ambassador Survives Brutal First Year Relatively Unscathed

TPS IN JEOPARDY

TPS Ends for Haiti, Nicaragua; El Salvador, Honduras Still in Question

INCLUSIVE PEACE

Afghanistan Takes Tentative Steps to Include Women in Peace Process  

EXPANDING DOORS

International Students in U.S. Surge to Over 1 Million for Second Year in a Row

WASHINGTON WONDERLAND

Area Teems with Activities to Escape Winter Doldrums

DIVERSIFYING ABSTRACTION 

'Magnetic Fields' Offers Rare Look at Wide-Ranging Work of Black Female Artists 


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Cover Story

Mexico's Gutiérrez: Break Down
Bilateral Walls, Don't Build Them

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Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández may have the toughest job on Embassy Row. After all, what training prepares any ambassador to represent a country. But Gutiérrez takes pains to differentiate Donald Trump, the man, from the American people who voted him into office, saying that the "average American just wants a respectful, mutually beneficial relationship with Mexico." Read More


United Nations

Trump's U.N. Ambassador Survives
Brutal First Year Relatively Unscathed

a1.nikki.haley.homeIn an administration characterized by a tumultuous, chaotic foreign policy, one figure has received reasonably favorable reviews from experts: Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Read More


Putting 'T' in Temporary

TPS Ends for Haiti, Nicaragua.
Are Honduras, El Salvador Next?

a2.tps.honduras.homeAs President Trump works to curb immigration to the U.S., his administration is shaking up the the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that has allowed about 300,000 people from countries such as Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras to set up lives in the U.S. Read More


Franco-German Alliance

Macron, Merkel Navigate Populism,
Russia and the U.S. to Unify Europe

a3.german.franco.macron.merkel.homePresident Trump's global isolation has brought French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel closer together, creating a Franco-German alliance that seeks to project a united European front in the face of growing populist forces. Read More


Inclusive Peace

Afghanistan Takes Tentative Steps
To Include Women in Peace Process

a5.afghanistan.women.computers.homeAchieving peace between the Afghan government and Taliban has been elusive, fruitless goal. But some experts say a third party is missing in the country's moribund peace talks: Afghanistan's women. Read More


Op-Ed: New Nation Branding

In Age of Trump's Twitter Diplomacy,
Nations Need to Go Beyond Beltway

a6.levick.nation.branding.flags.homeThere's no mistaking that Trump's Twitter diplomacy allows him to bypass the media and make a direct appeal to his base. If countries want to effectively navigate Trump's impetuous nature, they need to build a rapport directly with the American public. Read More


Medical

Will Artificial Intelligence Be
Part of Your Health Care Team?

a7.medical.artificial.intelligence.homeArtificial intelligence is assuming a greater role in many walks of life, with research suggesting it may even help doctors diagnose disease. One new study is the latest to delve into the idea of using artificial intelligence to improve medical diagnoses. Read More


 

Art

Diversifying Abstraction

'Magnetic Fields' Offers
Rare Look at Wide-Ranging
Work of Black Female Artists

Music

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At the Altar of Change

PostClassical Becomes
Ensemble-in-Residence
At National Cathedral

Art

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Dutch Golden Age

'Influence and Rivalry' Looks at
Relationship Between Vermeer
and Contemporaries

Theater

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'Crazy' Good

Tap Dancing and Gershwin
Makes for Feel-Good Combo
At Signature Theater

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