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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There is no question that Yugoslavia has turned a corner and is moving in a positive direction toward Europe and democracy.

President Yeltsin came to this meeting with his goal to explain his view of what was going on, ... When he was here, he heard from others who saw it differently.

So at the end of this day, we give thanks for being betrothed to the unknown.

The day-to-day making of policy is arguing all the time. You're trying to get the right approach and the right answer, and there are moments that aren't very pleasant. But in the end, you look at the overall product.

The president and I spoke of the importance of constitutional reform in terms of its comprehensiveness and the ability of Kenyans to participate in the process,

The United States will continue to do its share... other members of the alliance need to do much, much more. This will increase the confidence of our Congress that both Europe and the United States will fairly and effectively share the burden of sustaining the peace process in Bosnia.

Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, 'tough this and tough that.' Then there is this business about 'gooey.' The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist.

So many, so loved, have been lost.

The difference between humans and other mammals is that we know how to accessorize.

The process is in trouble, we cannot continue this way... One option is simply for us to remove ourselves from the process.

The United States will never apologize for speaking or publishing the truth, ... Societies are more, not less, likely to be stable when citizens have an outlet to express their political views.

Review whether further actions are necessary to advance our support for democratic values

Some really earthshaking decisions are being made, which is why it is difficult... And these are really decisions between war and peace and life and death.

The equality that matters most can neither be fully encompassed by statistics, nor based on the idea that women and men are somehow identical, which of course they are not.

The purpose of this is to deter Slobodan Milosevic from continuing on his rampage and going in and torching, having his soldiers and his special police torch the villages. It is designed to deter that and also to damage his capability to do that.

The very promise of it (membership) has given the nations of central and Eastern Europe an incentive to solve their own problems,

Right now, the most important thing both sides can do is to cool it and take a deep breath and begin to climb out of the hole they have dug themselves into.

State sponsors of terrorism.

The future of the Middle East must be decided at the negotiating table, not in the streets.

The rule of law is what has allowed Hong Kong to scrape the sky. It is upon the continuation of the rule of law that its future aspirations can depend.

The victor of the war in Iraq is Iran.

Role as the leading upholder of democracy and law.

test Iraq's promise thoroughly and comprehensively in the days and weeks ahead.

The good news is that progress toward freedom, prosperity and justice can be made when democratic countries refuse to accept anything less, when brave people stand together, and when agencies such as USAID receive the backing they need to help.

The Russian-U.S. relationship is so important and so broad that it could not be damaged by the Kosovo situation,

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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