Between a deadline and a conference outside of D.C. next week, there will be little to no blogging the week of 7 July 2008. Email access will, as a result of the conference, be restricted, so expect a delay if you email.
For my American readers: I hope you had a Happy Fourth of July. For my British readers, stop pretending you're happy to be rid of us. For everybody, this is a good time to (re)read America's first and best public diplomacy document, now 232 years old: