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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It's very important for there to be a change in atmosphere and an end to the crackdown... There has to be a release of people.

And so I have studied, I have to tell you, revolutions and uprisings for a long time. They are all slightly different, but what they all look for is some kind of a mechanism to go from an authoritarian system to an open, democratic system.

To talk foreign policy in the plainest possible language with the American people, so that each and every one can understand the stake he or she has in our American foreign policy process.

And so I think that the idea of America working with other countries to solve problems is good for us, and it is part of digging us out of the 'my way or the highway' approach that was evident in the previous eight years.

We believe that a sustained air campaign can accomplish the objectives that we have laid out.

And then we assessed what are the possibilities for getting out of this impasse, in order to create the proper conditions for resuming the peace talks.

We expect nothing less than a complete interim agreement including Belgrade's acceptance of a NATO-led force... wake up and smell the coffee.

When I took this job I had those instincts surgically removed... We believe in bipartisan foreign policy, and it's important to understand that we must test this agreement to see if it works.

A congressional debate now? would complicate our efforts.

A great task has been completed and an even larger one remains.

A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it's not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It's more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together.

A plan that is nothing but a way to drive trucks through loopholes is unacceptable to the United States,

A very strong endorsement... of the basic objectives established (by the 19-nation NATO alliance) ... to stop the repression in Kosovo.

A vote at any time to oppose an authorization (of troops) would be seen by both sides (in Kosovo) as a green light to resume fighting,

Accepting the terms of the military, technical agreement and by abiding by it.

All we're trying to do is find the path to peace.

Although a year has passed... our mourning for those who died, Americans and Africans, has not diminished... We miss them still and rage against their loss.

And frankly, I don't understand - I mean, I'm obviously a card-carrying Democrat - but I can't understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney.

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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