Articles by Matthew Lee



Clinton Urges Russia to Open Political System

  • 15 October 09
  • The Associated Press
Clinton stressed to students at Moscow State University that Russia's prosperity was dependent on its willingness to cultivate core freedoms, including the freedom to participate in the political process.

Rice, Lavrov Face Nuclear Proliferation Gridlock

  • 26 September 08
  • The Associated Press
The two fail to agree on anything other than general support for the Iran and North Korea efforts.

Bush Sends Rice on Georgia Trip

  • 14 August 08
  • The Associated Press
U.S. President George W. Bush said Wednesday that he was skeptical that Moscow was honoring a cease-fire in Georgia.

Rice Fails to Convince Lavrov on Iran

  • 10 December 07
  • The Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has failed to persuade Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the urgency of new sanctions for Iran, and the two have clashed over the future of Kosovo.

Rice Fails to Convince Lavrov on Iran

  • 10 December 07
  • The Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has failed to persuade Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the urgency of new sanctions for Iran, and the two have clashed over the future of Kosovo.

Diplomats Retake U.S. Foreign Policy

  • 23 August 07
  • The Associated Press
Senior career diplomats are retaking control of key elements of U.S. foreign policy and have begun to assert significant influence as the U.S. presidential administration enters its waning months.

Blair Will Be Named Special Mideast Envoy

  • 27 June 07
  • The Associated Press
Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be named on Wednesday as special envoy for the international diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East with a portfolio focused on Palestinian economic and political reform, a senior U.S. official said.

Cambodian Dissident Vows To Fight On Despite Attack