On the Plane

Archive: July 19, 2009 - July 25, 2009

With Clinton, Parsing Each Statement

By Glenn Kessler PHUKET, Thailand--Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's words made the reporters traveling with her sit up in their seats, newly attentive as the chief U.S. diplomat stopped dishing about her relationship with President Obama and her failed White House run. Suddenly, Clinton was talking about Iran's leaders,...

By Washington Post Editor | July 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Hailed For Just Showing Up

By Glenn Kessler PHUKET, Thailand--In academic foreign-policy circles, there is the "realist" school and "moralist" school. Now add to that the Woody Allen school of foreign policy. As the filmmaker and comedian once said, "80 percent of success is showing up." Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking that...

By Washington Post Editor | July 22, 2009; 5:46 AM ET | Comments (4)

At State, Slow to Articulate the Message

By Glenn Kessler BANGKOK--Diplomacy is often about the message. Six months into Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure, the State Department sometimes still has trouble getting her message out. Reporters traveling with Clinton had been led to believe that the highlight of Clinton's last day in India--Monday--would be the...

By Washington Post Editor | July 21, 2009; 9:27 AM ET | Comments (4)

At Top Delhi Restaurant, the 'Hillary Platter'

By Glenn Kessler NEW DELHI--The restaurant Bukhara here is widely regarded as the finest in India, if not one of the best in Asia. The atmospheric and casual spot in the ITC Maurya hotel is known for its mouth-watering kabobs, perrfectly cooked over spits in view of the patrons. It...

By Washington Post Editor | July 20, 2009; 5:49 AM ET | Comments (8)

Behind the Scenes With Clinton in India

By Glenn Kessler MUMBAI, India--Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton began her three-day trip to India on Saturday with a burst of public diplomacy, but her meeting with a group of poor women left some residents here cold. Indian newspapers described how local police gave no advance notice before barring...

By Washington Post Editor | July 19, 2009; 8:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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