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August 15, 2008
What Role Should the International Community Play in the Russia-Georgia Conflict?
DipNote Editors' Note: Due to lingering crisis in Georgia, this entry will remain the "Question of the Week" for two…
August 8, 2008
To What Extent Are the Olympic Games More Than an Athletic Competition?
August 8, 2008 marked the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX…
August 7, 2008
Secretary Rice Speaks With The Politico and Yahoo! News
Full Text From DipNote Editors: Yesterday, Secretary Rice spoke with Mike Allen of The Politico and Yahoo! News, and we…
August 1, 2008
How Will a Change in Israeli Leadership Affect Prospects for Middle East Peace?
On July 30, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced his resignation effective in September, when his political party will hold…
July 25, 2008
How Would the Opening of Diplomatic Relations Between Lebanon and Syria Affect the Middle East?
At a meeting of Mediterranean countries in Paris, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and President Michel Suleiman of Lebanon agreed…
July 24, 2008
Keeping Promises Among Partners
Secretary Rice recently wrote this Op-Ed on U.S.-Colombian relations for Real Clear Politics. In any partnership, the coin of the…
July 21, 2008
Speaking the Language Helps: Lessons from AGOA
VIEW VIDEO | Full Text About the Authors: Lynn Butler and Kari Jaksa, summer interns at the U.S. Department of…
July 18, 2008
How Will America's Diplomatic Leverage Be Affected by the Economic Rise of Others?
The United States relies heavily upon the purchase of foreign oil to supply its energy needs, and there have been…
July 11, 2008
Would the G-8 Be More or Less Effective if Expanded To Include Other Countries?
Earlier this week, leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United…
July 9, 2008
U.S. Policy Toward Iran
VIEW VIDEO | Full Text Today, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William…
July 4, 2008
U.S. Diplomats Around the World Celebrate Fourth of July
Fourth of July Photo Gallery On the Fourth of July, most Americans reflect on our nation and freedom, barbeque with…
July 3, 2008
What Helps Emerging Democracies Safeguard Against Threats to Democratic Gains?
On the Fourth of July, the American people celebrate their independence and democratic traditions. Many observers have credited the U.S.…