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Watch, Cringe and Cry

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 4:22 PM

On a Saturday night in late October, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington hosted a special screening of the movie "Eat Pray Love," in which Julia Roberts's character spends time in Bali coping with heartache. This light-hearted diplomatic foray will no doubt be used to draw attention to the more attractive...

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Getting It Right on China

(17) Comments | Posted February 18, 2010 | 4:03 PM

"At the State Department...every week is Human Rights Week."

That's what US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience at Georgetown University in Washington in December. Clinton's speech, on the heels of President Obama's lofty rhetoric at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, sought to clarify the...

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Sponsoring the Olympics Is Bad for Business

(6) Comments | Posted August 6, 2008 | 5:15 PM

By Sophie Richardson

"We try to be as apolitical as possible. We've never been a lobbying group....we are not comfortable making public pronouncements."

You might be surprised to know that these comments were made by senior public relations officials of one of America's largest companies, one with a very public...

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