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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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.

Time is no longer an ally of this process, it has become an adversary.

We are a country that understands the people of other countries, and understands that we have a common agenda across the board with many different countries -- so (it's) a very people-to-people style.

We call on the Burmese authorities to allow normal access and freedom of movement to Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the National League for Democracy and immediately to cease all activities aimed at preventing the free exercise of internationally recognized human rights.

We have made clear within NATO, as well as the United States specifically, that the widening of this conflict by the Serbs to the other countries in the region would have serious consequences.

To America's friends and allies abroad, I say that the future depends on our keeping our commitments to each other, ... We live in an era without power blocs in which old assumptions must be re-examined, institutions modernized and relationships transformed.

We are allies. We have responsibilities to each other. That's why our troops have been here with Italy's permission for so many years.

We cannot forget what is not right.

We have made it clear that were there any attacks on our forces or on neighboring countries that our response would be swift and sure.

To be safe at the expense of the liberty of other people is a difficult equation.

We are being vigilant... The international community is more united than ever in making sure that Saddam Hussein cannot threaten us with his weapons of mass destruction.

We cannot give in to terror.

We have made very clear that his fatwa (edict) against Americans is unacceptable -- and do not believe that anyone should give him safe haven.

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French.

We are blessed to live at a time of broader respect for basic human rights than ever before in history.

We cannot have our relationship with China held hostage to any single issue. ... This is not a one-issue summit.

We have never had a fight with the Serbian people.

To work actively to end the violence and maintain calm.

We are clearly in the end stretch here. We are giving it the full-court press, and I hope very much that we are able to succeed. But the leaders themselves make the hard decisions -- we cannot do that for them.

We cannot restore life nor rewrite history... But we can make the ledger slightly less out of balance by devoting our time, energy and resources to the search for answers, the return of property and the payment of just claims.

We have not reached a full agreement.

Today the peace process is in danger -- not because of the people of the region and not because they do not desire peace, but because leaders have failed to take the actions required to realize the possibilities of peace.

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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