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"Cultural barometers" that analyze the representation of non-privileged groups in media can serve as tools for communicating with foreign audiences about inequality and violence. 

In light of recent events, Michael Edward Walsh provides a follow-up to his earlier piece about the Djibouti Regional Training Center (DRTC).

When a maritime security facility is created, how should it be used? A look into Djibouti’s DRTC.

9-12 March in DC, by Andrew Aliferis

Governor Nikki Haley's speech on race relations may have done more harm than good.

Michael Edward Walsh explains what lessons PD can learn from small businesses.

Miley Cyrus performs "Party in the U.S.A."

Never mind the economic sanctions, here's the Russian twerkers. 

For over 30 years, the Community Liaison Office (CLO) Program has provided key family services support to Foreign Service Officers and their families abroad. The program is now present in over 200 embassies and consulates, including unaccompanied hardship posts such as Baghdad, Kabul, and Islamabad.

According to UNESCO, “half of the 6,000 plus spoken languages today will disappear by the end of the century” if the world fails to take action to preserve endangered languages.