U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech at CFR outlining the broad foreign policy objectives of the Obama administration at the six-month mark.
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama.
She was a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2008 election.
Richard N. Haass
Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, the preeminent independent, nonpartisan organization in the United States dedicated to the study of American foreign policy. Until June 2003, Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State as well as US coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and US envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. He was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. Haass is the author or editor of eleven books on American foreign policy, including War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars and one book on management. He is a Rhodes Scholar.
Hilary is correct in assertions relative to the wisdom of dialog, a notion she shares with the President. More is to be gained in so doing than in not. Having said that, the pressure on Iran needs to be maintained with our allies united in so doing. Blind trust is not an option to global stability, especially with Iran.
Isn't it illegal for a U.S. government officials in her position to attend meetings outside of the sphere of her U.S. governmental duties? This is not a U.S. Governmental Agency (Council on Foreign Relations)...it is a quote un-quote "think tank" with members from outside the official sphere of the government. To my knowledge, the Council on Foreign Relations lobbies it's 'governance' ideas to governments worldwide. Am I missing something?
I am very doubtful that Hilary Clinton transformed so quickly from being hardcore interventionist into a strong believer of multipolar cooperation and diplomacy. Ironically, this presentation reminded me of one publication written by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, who also advocated multipolarity and coalition of the nations who are willing to take on responsibility for the new world order; he published it on the eve of Russian/Georgian war.
Mrs Clinton: After your checkered and irresponsible ethical past history, this is the first time
that I've come to agree with you. I must admit that this frightens me a little. Did you write
the speech? M. Macleod
New US foreign policy concept outlined by secretary Clinton focuses on diplomacy and cooperation and moves away from neoconservative imposition of democracy and regime change. Finally, US is willing to admit that "no nation can meet world challenges alone". As sweet as it may sound we haven't seen the results of this smart policy just yet.
@MTGRAY Could you, please, clarify your comparison between Iran and Israel in relation to Palestine. Also what exactly do you mean by saying that "the israeli group are so bent on religious right"? I am not an expert, but I was under impression that there's a major breakthrough in peace talks between Israel and Palestine under the pressure applied by US ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alon-b..._b_248798.html .) Correct me if I am wrong