Secretary Rice has floated the idea of an interests-section office – a step down from an embassy.
Virtual college campuses host international student exchanges.
The Americans are set to transfer control of the once-restive Sunni province to Iraq, but many in Anbar question just how much real power the US is willing to relinquish.
On Sunday, Iraqis focused on their country's struggle on a soccer field in Dubai instead of the war on the streets.
Iraqi troops took the southern city without a shot being fired from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
After an Islamist victory in Kuwaiti elections, lawmakers' new agenda reflects a regional debate over the pace of social change as economies surge.
Journalist Fareed Zakaria writes of the rise of new global powers.