On the Plane

Archive: January 14, 2007 - January 20, 2007

A New Tool for Middle East Diplomacy

KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 17 -- In diplomacy, victory sometimes results from a salvo of paper. For four months, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has struggled to unite a group of eight Arab countries -- six from the Persian Gulf, along with Egypt and Jordan. The countries are among the strongest...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | January 17, 2007; 6:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Asking the Right Questions

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 16 -- With only two or three questions allotted per news conference for reporters traveling with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, deciding who asks the question is a civilized affair. The reporters rotate asking questions, depending who has an interest in the subject matter or country...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | January 16, 2007; 4:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rice's Packed Schedule Leaves Little Room for Cultural Visits

LUXOR, Egypt, Jan. 15 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice no longer has time to breathe in the local culture. When Rice took her Cabinet post two years ago, her aides actively thought of ways to demonstrate her interest in the countries she visited. On her maiden trip to Europe,...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | January 16, 2007; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Palestinian Authority Enjoys New Media Center

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 14 -- The Palestinian Authority may be on the verge of collapse, driven by tensions between Hamas, the radical Islamic group that controls the legislature, and the Fatah party led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The prospects for peace may appear daunting. But the impact of...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | January 14, 2007; 3:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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