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

Author Quotes

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.

While not everything is the United States's fault, our lack of attention to many of issues in the Middle East ? except for Iraq ? has not helped the Lebanon-Israel situation.

We want to avoid anything that looks like there is a partition.

We're not into endless extensions.

While the summit was hopeful, not all the issues have been resolved.

We want very much to end the crisis in the Gulf through diplomatic means.

We're trying to make the promises as concrete as possible.

While there might be an instant gratification to do something about an attack on us, we have to be absolutely sure we have the facts straight, ... Meet the Press.

We welcome the European Union's intention to assume the lion's share of the financial burden and, given the U.S. role in the military campaign, this is an appropriate division of labor.

What a blast it is to be here with Michael Moore.

Will draw the appropriate conclusions.

We welcome today's step forward.

What do you want to know? ... It was good.

Will have no choice but to take strong measures.

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First Name
Madeleine
Last Name
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
Birth Date
1037
Bio

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