The Washington Diplomat

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The Washington Diplomat
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Type Monthly newspaper
Publisher Victor Shiblie
Editor-in-chief Victor Shiblie
Managing editors Anna Gawel
News editor Larry Luxner
Founded 1994
Language English
Headquarters Washington, DC
Circulation 120,000

The Washington Diplomat is an independent monthly newspaper established in 1994 as the flagship publication of the diplomatic community in Washington, D.C.

With an audited readership of more than 120,000, The Washington Diplomat is distributed to all foreign embassies in the nation’s capital, the United Nations in New York, the World Bank, IMF, IDB, the State Department, Capitol Hill, White House, The Pentagon, Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and more than 600 locations in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and New York. The Diplomat is distributed by National News.

The bimonthly Diplomatic Pouch, produced by The Washington Diplomat, features exclusive editorial content and photography not included in the newspaper. The pouch is sent to more than 10,000 opt-in subscribers and provides timely coverage of international news and events in the nation’s capital.

The Washington Diplomat provides internationally related resources on its website, including detailed country pages and ambassador biographies, extensive listings of area think tanks, world holidays, and other institutions, including vital government and non-governmental agencies.


Each issue's cover profile spotlights a different nation with an in-depth ambassador interview, discussing politics, business and relations with the United States. Over the past 20 years, the Diplomat has profiled hundreds of ambassadors from across the globe. The Diplomat also regularly interviews other top-level U.S. officials and global policymakers and offers timely analysis of international relations, politics, trade, U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy, law, media and other current topics.

Regular features include monthly "People of World Influence" and medical columns; profiles of governmental institutions; the United Nations and various other global organizations; as well as regular reports on topics such as education and finance. In addition, special sections are scheduled throughout the year, covering the latest developments in the hotel, travel, automotive and real estate industries.

The Washington Diplomatt's culture section highlights international events taking place around D.C., with reviews of embassy events, museum exhibits, theater, opera, galas and a wide range of other cultural offerings, as well as monthly dining and film reviews — including the largest directory of foreign films and internationally geared cultural events in the city. The Spotlight section highlights photos from embassy receptions, galas and other events in D.C.


  • Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Victor Shiblie
  • Director of Operations: Fuad Shiblie
  • Managing Editor: Anna Gawel
  • News Editor: Larry Luxner
  • Graphic Designer: Cari Bambach
  • Account Managers: Rod Carrasco, Chris Smith
  • Contributing Writers: Michael Coleman, Mark Hilpert, Ky N. Nguyen, John Shaw, Gary Tischler


Ambassadors discuss digital diplomacy at The Washington Diplomat's 2013 CPS conference

The Washington Diplomat regularly hosts events such as an annual Embassy Golf Tournament, now in its 10th year, in May and an annual Country Promotion Strategies (CPS) Conference in November. Past CPS speakers include: Former Senators Richard Lugar and Trent Lott, National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, Katie Harbath of Facebook, and envoys from Canada, Great Britain, Finland, Jordan and Iraq. Past diplomatic hosts of the Embassy Golf Tournament include the ambassadors of Singapore, Morocco, Canada, South Africa, Kazakhstan and the Philippines. The Diplomat has also sponsored various events, including Passport DC, the Ambassador's Ball and Heart's Delight Wine Tasting and Auction.


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