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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.…
June 27, 2008
How Should the International Community Respond to the Elections in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe recently held a presidential runoff election amid reports of voter intimidation and despite requests from regional leaders – including…
June 20, 2008
How Would You Define America’s National Interest?
Last week, Secretary Rice’s Foreign Affairs article on “Rethinking the National Interest: American Realism for a New World” appeared on…
June 13, 2008
How Does the Strain on Natural Resources Affect U.S. Foreign Policy?
Officials representing the Group of Eight (G-8) countries, along with China, India, and South Korea, met last week to develop…
June 9, 2008
Secretary Rice on Foreign Policy in the Last Eight Years
Secretary Rice reccently wrote a comprehensive article on U.S. foreign policy in the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs magazine. “My…