Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. The United States established diplomatic relations with the Dominican Republic in Since its independence from neighboring Haiti, the country has seen a mix of coups, U. The country is an important partner in hemispheric affairs due to its standing in the Caribbean as the second-largest economy behind Cuba and third-largest country in terms of population behind Cuba and Haiti , its large bilateral trade with the United States, and its proximity to the United States. The two governments cooperate in the fight against trafficking in illegal substances and persons, the extradition of fugitives, and measures to hinder illegal migration. The United States has a strong interest in a democratic, stable, and economically healthy Dominican Republic and supports its democratic and economic development.
This worthy addition to gender relations literature allows Manley to elaborate on her premise of the utility of female participatory experiences in authoritarian regimes as a vehicle for feminist progress. Highly recommended. This assiduously researched monograph deserves an audience beyond specialists in the Dominican Republic, to reach anyone interested in women and dictatorship. Safely to Earth. Create book flyer. The analysis is solid and methodical; the reading is engaging.
ISIS killed hundreds of Yazidi men while enslaving thousands of women and kids. An American citizen captured in Syria after allegedly joining the terrorist group ISIS has been charged by federal prosecutors in Dallas. Yazidi community leaders and Iraqi politicians say that despite the military defeat of the Islamic State group, the religious minority attacked and enslaved by the extremists still lives mostly in camps and with no security in their still-ruined hometowns.
Central Command chief Gen. His assessment contradicts President Donald Trump, who said in recent weeks the group was on the brink of eradication and had lost percent of the territory it once controlled in Syria. Votel said ISIS maintains a 1-mile sliver of the 34, square miles it once held. In December, Trump announced that he was pulling all American troops out of Syria, but partially reversed course and agreed to keep a residual force of perhaps a few hundred troops as part of an international effort to stabilize northeastern Syria.