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Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• Rory Medcalf of the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney, Australia. He discusses the rivalry between China and India in a briefing at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


• Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian lawmaker who meets with editors and reporters at The Washington Times to discuss Palestinian statehood.

• Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and a Russian army veteran. He discusses Russia’s efforts to exert influence among former Soviet nations in a briefing at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


• Jose Antonio Gil Yepes, president of Datanalisis, a Venezuelan consulting firm. He discusses the outlook for next year’s presidential campaign and the political opposition to President Hugo Chavez in a forum at the Inter-American Dialogue.

• Dr. Nafis Sadik, a special adviser to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Yamerot Adualem Yihun, director of the Gender Directorate of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health; and Rosemary Ardayfio of the Graphic Communications Group of Ghana. They discuss family planning issues in Africa in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


• Sham Bathija, senior economic adviser to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. He participates in a panel discussion U.S. strategy in Central Asia at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297 or email jmorrison@washingtontimes.com. The column is published on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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