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

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 victor of the war in Iraq is Iran.

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.

There are gaps. We're trying to narrow those gaps,

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,

There are indications that it will not happen on schedule but we hope very much that it would be as close to on schedule as possible... I think that it's important for the Israelis to move forward on the deployment.

Russia has a major contribution to make to stability in the Balkans. Russia shares our concern that conflict not engulf the region again, and Russia is a key partner in efforts to build a secure and prosperous Europe,

That clearly was the most difficult day, and very emotional. And [it was] very, very hard to explain what had happened and talk to the families,

The greatest thrill in my life was to represent the United States of America.

The Security Council sent a very strong message... listen to the international community.

There are some specific security threats to a variety of embassies... We are taking precautions... in what is a dangerous situation in the world, with terrorists.

Saddam Hussein is a congenital liar, and he cheats and he steals and he cannot be allowed to defy the international community,

That treaty has been amended before, and there is no good reason it cannot be amended again to reflect new threats from third countries.

The hope is that (Netanyahu and Arafat) will reconnect.

The status quo is not acceptable, ... We need more resources to support our people, operations and programs. These are investments that will pay large dividends rapidly.

There are tough choices to be made by each side.

Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed.

That visit will allow for further discussions on regional security issues and other matters of mutual concern, ... rich with opportunity.

Author Picture
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