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Glassman to Replace Hughes as Public Diplomacy Czar

Glassman to Replace Hughes as Public Diplomacy Czar

President Bush recently nominated a new Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, to replace the outgoing Karen Hughes. His pick, James Glassman, is currently chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of ...

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Containment Strategy Against Iran, Is There More at Play?

Containment Strategy Against Iran, Is There More at Play?

  President Bush continued his Middle East trip in Saudi Arabia where he spoke of "unity" in order to reify his containment strategy against Iran: "Mr. Bush focused not only on what the United States believes are Iran's nuclear ambitions but also its suspected support for Islamic militants ...

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Negotiating Final-Status Issues

Tzipi Livni, negotiating on behalf the Israeli government, and Ahmed Qurie, negotiating on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, began talks on core issues today. It's fair to acknowledge the both sides are nowhere near agreement on any of the major issues. However, keep in mind the slow, ...

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Bush Shows Confidence in Negotiations, but Challenges Remain

Bush Shows Confidence in Negotiations, but Challenges Remain

The United States faces numerous challenges abroad looking ahead into 2008. On the diplomatic front few loom larger then Israeli-Palestinian relations. In December, the Annapolis Conference opened the door for direct negotiations, with the United States and the international community urging for progress on the sidelines. President ...

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