- Making News: Secretary of State Rice Tries to Improve Relations with Europe
Condoleezza Rice deliberately chose Paris for the major speech of her first foreign tour as Secretary of State. France, of course, was the European ally most opposed to the war in Iraq. Dominique Moisi, Deputy Director of the French Institute of International Relations, attended Rice's speech and offers an assessment.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Israelis and Palestinians Return to the Negotiating Table
In Egypt today, the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Territories met for the first time in four years, promising an end to all violence against each other. President Bush has invited Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas to visit the White House, Jordan and Egypt say they'll reinstate their ambassadors to Israel, and Secretary Rice voiced cautious optimism. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor at the University of Maryland, considers the renewed possibilities for Middle East peace.
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