THE QUESTION

What two suggestions would you give the U.S. Secretary of State?

Posted by David Ignatius on July 26, 2006 9:00 AM

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William M. Gumede is a former deputy editor of The Sowetan, Johannesburg. He is the author of the bestselling Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC. His new book, The Democracy Gap: AfricaŹ¼s Wasted Years, will be released in the U.S. in May, 2009.

Immediate Ceasefire Without Terms Needed

Johannesburg, South Africa - U.S. Secretary of State Rice should have pushed for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire rather than insisting on complex terms. She should have demanded an international military force be sent in immediately to create a "sterile...

William M. Gumede South Africa | 1 COMMENTS
Jul 27, 2006 at 1:00 PM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Return to the World Community

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 11 COMMENTS
Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a transatlantic public policy and grant-making foundation. He overseas the fund's policy programs. He was previously the Washington bureau chief of the German newsweekly, Die Zeit.

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Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff Germany | 24 COMMENTS
Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

Quiet Diplomacy Needed

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