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?

This is the first concrete way of translating what happened in Dayton... For the first time in three-and-a-half years the Security Council is able to take action on resolutions that have something to do with the peace process rather than working with a war situation.

Used every trick in the book to prevent a fair campaign, rig the election and distort the results.

We are, of course, mindful that progress in ending discrimination occurs step by step and that each victory becomes a platform upon which the next may be built.

We have come too far in the process of Arab-Israeli peacemaking to allow the vultures of violence to shape the region's future.

This reflects the importance of the upcoming vote on China trade.

Virulent attacks against our people.

We believe that Croatia's future lies in the democratic community we are building. We hold Croatia to the standards of this community, not the standards of this region's autocratic and violent past.

We have insisted that (North Korea) cease its long-range missile development, production and export program... We are at a critical juncture in our relations with Pyongyang. The choice is for the North to behave in a way that allows for a positive direction in our relations.

Those coming home tomorrow represent, I believe, the very best of America... They were typical of the extraordinary people who protect our interests and promote our values in American diplomatic outposts around the world. They deserve our gratitude and their families our support and prayers.

We agree that the killing must be fully investigated and those responsible brought to justice,

We believe that it is important for American travelers to be very vigilant when they are abroad and to get in touch with American embassies and consulates there and also to try to avoid large crowds.

We have made clear that it has to be a fully democratic government, and that Milosevic should not have a role in it... And as we talk about lifting the sanctions, I think that this is obviously one of the things we have in mind, but so does everybody else.

Time and time again, Milosevic has taken half steps to avoid the consequences of his actions... NATO will be overhead and next door.

We all understand how fateful the decisions are.

We believe that the United Nations needs new leadership for the 21st century somebody who's going to get up every morning and decide that reforming the U.N. so that it can function in the 21st century is his or her major goal.

We have made clear there would not be a separate Russian sector, and we are working on ways of integrating the Russians into the whole process.

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.

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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