KRALEV ON DIPLOMACY
Only at The Washington Times: Nicholas Kralev discusses diplomacy around the world.
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More Americans wary of global U.S. engagement
Americans are apparently getting tired of their country's global involvement -- at least more so than they have been in four decades.
Clinton, unveiling statue of gay U.S. icon, angers Russian gays
One would think that Russian gay activists would be elated by the new statue of American poet and gay icon Walt Whitman in Moscow -- and if that wasn't enough, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was on hand to unveil it Wednesday morning.
U.S. explores one-on-one talks with N. Korea
The Obama administration signaled Wednesday that it might agree to bilateral talks with North Korea as an incentive for Pyongyang to return to six-country negotiations on its nuclear program.
U.S. officials: Russia tries to 'divide West'
Russia continues its efforts to divide the West and NATO in order to limit American influence in Europe, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.
Clinton e-mails all employees worldwide
Tens of thousands of State Department employees around the world received a surprise in their e-mail boxes late Tuesday: The first direct message from their boss ever.
Albright, Berger businesses join forces
Two international consulting firms founded in 2001 by the Clinton administration's top foreign-policy officials, Madeleine K. Albright and Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, have decided to merge.
U.S. wants Chinese Internet filters replaced
The Obama administration issued a rare call Monday for China to invalidate an order issued last week that requires all computers sold in the country to haveGreen Dam internet filtering software.
Diplomats' union awards dissenters
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), the diplomats' union, recognized three of its members Thursday for "constructive dissent" with U.S. policy.
Clinton orders review of security clearances at State
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered a complete review of the agency's practices for granting security clearances.
Americans text $31,000 in donations to Pakistan
On the day of the "American Idol" finale last month, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton asked Americans to send donations via text messaging to Pakistani refugees fleeing heavy fighting between government and Taliban forces in the country's Swat Valley.
U.S. confirms pending Cuba travel relaxation
The Obama administration confirmed Monday that it will soon ease some restrictions on travel to Cuba by Americans and on the remittances they send to relatives on the island.
U.S. seeks seat on U.N. human rights body
The Obama administration on Tuesday reversed yet another Bush administration policy by deciding to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, which has been criticized repeatedly for being too hard on Israel while ignoring abuses in Sudan, Syria, Iran, Cuba and other countries.
Clinton: U.S. no longer uses 'war on terror'
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton confirmed Monday that the U.S. government is no longer using the Bush administration's term "war on terror."
Clinton gives Lavrov reset button with wrong Russian word
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva Friday with a special present: a reset button inside a gift box with a ribbon.
Clinton delights Europeans, jokes about U.S. politics
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton just finished yet another town hall meeting -- her first in Europe as the nation's chief diplomat. The participants were delighted to see and hear her, even though she was more than a half-hour late.