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Kralev on Diplomacy Archive: March 2009

  • 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. Published March 31 2009

  • 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." Published March 30 2009

  • 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. Published March 6 2009

  • 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. Published March 6 2009

  • What if Chelsea Clinton were Palestinian?

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked an unusual question during an interview on the popular youth television show "Ali Soutik" during a visit to the West Bank Wednesday. Published March 4 2009

  • Middle East diplomacy still smoke-filled

    The smoke-free concept is a long way from reaching the Middle East halls of diplomacy, let alone restaurants and other public places. Published March 2 2009