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Did White House coordinate missile decision with Kremlin?

Opinia.US SAN FRANCISCO — Bloggers and Russian experts in the US have been trying to find out whether the Obama White House coordinated with the Kremlin the timing of the missile shield decision that deeply offended people in Poland and …

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US Embassy Warsaw sees insensitive timing of Obama’s missile decision

Opinia.US SAN FRANCISCO -- Displaying unprecedented boldness for a US diplomatic mission, the US Embassy in Warsaw conceded on its official public website that Poles believe that

Walesa on Obama’s Missile Diplomacy

"It wasn't that the shield was that important, but it's about the way, the way of treating us."

--Lech Wałęsa, the former Polish president and Solidarity leader, regarding

American Diplomacy Failed Obama in Poland

Dear Poland, Happy Soviet Invasion Day, Love Uncle Sam

While American and international media blames President Obama for choosing to announce his decision on the removal of

Strategic Communications and the Graveyard of Empires – John Brown

There seems to be yet another bureaucratic battle brewing in Washington. On one side of the ring, we have a high ranking State Department official, Richard Holbrooke, Special

Voice of America Report Shows Confusion and Divisions Over Obama’s Policy Toward Russia, Free Media Online Blog,

Statement by Ambassador John Beyrle on the murder of Natalya Estemirova

July 16, 2009

Yesterday, Russia lost one of its most remarkable citizens, Natalya Estemirova. I was shocked and saddened to learn of her murder and my heart goes

Russia: Killing of Human Rights Activist Natalya Estemirova – U.S. State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly
Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
July 15, 2009

The United States is deeply saddened by reports of the abduction and murder of respected human rights

Public Diplomacy: A National Security Imperative – Under Secretary McHale

The more languages and venues we communicate in, the more respect we show for our audience, the more effective we will be. Under Secretary McHale

Why is Lavrov Not Happy?

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President Barack Obama meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the

Statement to OSCE on World Press Freedom Day – U.S. State Department ( –

U.S. remembers journalists who were killed in quest to make truth known

No country should be complacent about violence against journalists. In the United

Attacking Journalists Hurts All Society, Democracy Advocates Say – U.S. State Department ( –

Media rights activists comment on World Press Freedom Day
Washington — If journalists are persecuted, imprisoned or killed, society as a whole is the

Can America change hearts and minds?

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Obama may be popular abroad, but it won't be so easy for his new public diplomacy secretary to improve America's image
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“A Day Late and a Photo Short” – White House and State Department Websites Rarely Updated during Obama’s European Trip, Free Media Online Blog,, April 6, 2009, San Francisco

U.S. Responds to Russia’s Report on Violence Against Journalists

U.S. urges all nations to investigate and ensure safety for journalists

In a statement delivered to the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on April 2, U.S. Chargé d' Affaires

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