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  • Asia-Pacific leaders promise to liberalize regional trade at APEC gathering

    VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA -- They gathered, they spoke, they made their positions known, one by one.  Leaders representing 21 economies from the Asia-Pacific region vowing, once more, to ease the barriers that can often make trade more difficult and more expensive.   They came, they saw, they conquered The event was rather diplomatic: lots of handshakes, formalities, photo-ops and smiles. But some, including the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - representing the American delegation - came out swinging: [P]rotectionist policies might provide short-term benefits to domestic terms, but they disrupt supply chains, they scare investors, and ultimately, they set back…

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  • UPDATE: Clinton responds to Saudi women

    Since I posted the appeal of want-to-be driving Saudi women to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I thought it worth mentioning that she has officially responded. Clinton called their actions "brave" and added that their goal is "right." She then stressed that the campaign for driving is a homegrown one, focused on equal rights, and is not being forced by foreign players. Her response did not immediately follow a letter by the women, sent to Clinton on 20 June. That merely received a response from the State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland: “There are times when it makes sense to…

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  • Saudi women ask "Where's Hillary?"

    Following Dahlia Scheindlin's post from a few days ago on the campaign by Saudi women for the right to drive, I thought it worth posting this press release calling for support by prominent international Western female figures, notably US Secretary of State and EU High Commissioner Catherine Ashton. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2011 Saudi Women to Hillary Clinton: “Where are you?” Following the launch of the largest women’s rights campaign in Saudi history last week, leading Saudi women ask the US Secretary of State why she has yet to comment. WASHINGTON, DC – Saudi Women for Driving, a coalition…

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