Madeleine Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová

Madeleine
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
1037

Czech-born American Politician, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

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We must continue to speak with clarity, ... For while some Chinese dissidents have been released to exile in recent months, the Chinese government's repression of dissent and religious freedom has not ceased.

We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.

What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?

You cannot let this kind of thing go on any longer. How can you tolerate those horrible pictures that came out of Bosnia?

We must each meet our responsibilities to eliminate threats, reduce tension, build confidence and expand ties... We must each do our part if the Cold War is truly to end, and gone with it the division that has caused such suffering to the people of Korea.

We will stand our ground, and we will be patient.

When it comes to dealing with North Korea, we must be cautious. When I look at relations with North Korea, I have to... with balanced euphoria,

You think that the heads of state only have serious conversations, but they actually often begin really with the weather or, 'I really like your tie.'

We ought to be talking about issues that are beyond and around the nonproliferation issue.

We would hope very much that there would not be any unilateral action that will complicate matters here.

When the Burmese government tries to blame the victims for the crime, and say that (democracy activist) Aung San Suu Kyi and her party are responsible for their own repression, I can only reply that much the same was once said about Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Vaclav Havel... The world is not fooled. And we must not be silent.

We respect Boutros-Ghali as an international leader.

Well I do think, when there are more women, that the tone of the conversation changes, and also the goals of the conversation change. But it doesn't mean that the whole world would be a lot better if it were totally run by women. If you think that, you've forgotten high school.

When we're trying to solve difficult national issues it?s sometimes necessary to talk to adversaries as well as friends. Historians have a word for this: diplomacy.

We see Mali as a pivotal state in Africa... as a democratic country and by coincidence through the chairmanship of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) and being a member of the U.N. Security Council.

We'll see. We had good, constructive talks.

Where borders are open, governments cooperate... and religious freedom reigns... to find common ground on the most difficult issues.

We talked at some length about what her intentions were. And it was at that point that it became evident to me that she understood all the things that had gone wrong,

Well, the thing that I learned as a diplomat is that human relations ultimately make a huge difference.

Whether it's for commercial or research purposes, it should not be happening,

We think it's very important for them to be as cooperative as possible in trying to resolve this great tragedy.

We're encouraged by the progress in preparing for democratic elections... The United States does not support any particular candidate, but we do support a process that is free and open and fair.

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.

We think there has to be some kind of international presence.

We're going to review what has happened here in the last couple of days, and then think about how to move forward.

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First Name
Madeleine
Last Name
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
Birth Date
1037
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Czech-born American Politician, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations