The Secretary, by BBC correspondent Kim Ghattas, is a remarkable book. Not only does it provide an insightful record of life on the road with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also it treats public diplomacy seriously.
Woe betide the generation experiencing the same risks as the one preceding! Who wants the adolescence their parents had, with the very same cultural trends and limitations? No one, and that's the entire Kevin Bacon Footloose-ing point.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had it right when she recently testified that "ideology" and "mythology," not facts, were behind conservative Republican senators' opposition to the UN Law of the Sea Treaty.
Colin Powell is beloved within the State Department. And he didn't leave there happy -- in this situation, he can return to work at a job different from Secretary of State, helping to restore America's reputation around the world.
The Obama administration has made separate pronouncements on global health, food security and women's rights. It's not yet clear how it will fit these together into a coordinated global development strategy.
Holy Imam: The following report summarizes our Washington intelligence unit's assessment of Monday's summit meeting between the Zionist leader (Prime Minister Netanyahu) and the American President Barack Obama.
Making good on a campaign promise, Obama will close Gitmo, which houses 245 of the dangerous inmates in the world. It is expected that they will be relocated to a place they will fit in, like the DMV or the Post Office.