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  1. Ruth Riley's Remarkable Trip to the Congo for Sports Diplomacy

    Ruth Riley

    A history of wars, poverty and corruption. A place where the people are valued less than the natural resources that are the foundation of the economy. Sadly, those descriptions are fitting for both the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. NBA and State Dept. team up on trip to Venezuela

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Greivis Vasquez is in Venezuela this week as part of a State Department "sports diplomacy" effort at a time of icy relations between the two countries.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  3. Dennis Rodman asks North Korea's Kim Jong Un to free Kenneth Bae ...

    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  4. Basketball in the Avis Axis of Evil

    Henry Abbott

    The BBC's Frances Harrison has some good news about the spirit of sport succeeding--as it so often does--even where the spirit of diplomacy fails: Insults bounce back and forth between Iran and the United States on an almost daily basis but on the ba...

    Blog | November 18, 2005