Susan E. Rice was a member of the National Security Council and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the Clinton Administration. She was ambassador to the UN during the first Obama mandate, and later National Security Advisor. She is now meber of the board of Netflix
Since at least February, and possibly as early as March 2019, the United States has had compelling intelligence that a committed adversary, Russia, paid bounties to Taliban linked fighters to kill American troops in Afghanistan. American service members were reportedly killed as a result.
To this day, the president of the United States has done nothing about it.
Instead, President Trump dismissed the intelligence as not “credible” and “possibly another fabricated Russia hoax, maybe by the (...)
South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute
In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. The international community welcomed South Sudan not just with cheers but also with promises of help. The hope and promise of that day are now at grave risk of being squandered if the nation’s leaders don’t at long last provide leadership.
Violence that erupted in the capital city of Juba last December spread quickly, claiming the lives of thousands of men, women, and (...)
Thank you, Victor, for all your exceptional work to advance American policy toward Asia — from your time on the NSC staff to your current contributions as Director of the Asia Studies Program at the School of Foreign Service. I’d like to thank President DeGioia, Provost Groves, and my former colleague, Dean Lancaster, for the opportunity to speak here today and for Georgetown’s unrivaled success in preparing America’s future leaders, especially so many of our policy makers.
President Obama is (...)
Thank you, Bruce, for that incredibly kind introduction. I don’t think it gets any nicer than that, so I am very grateful. I am also very grateful to Lynne Brown for all her work to pull this event together and to Bruce and Vera Jelinek for their warm welcome here at NYU. And I’m also pleased to see so many friends and colleagues here in the audience, including the distinguished former President of NYU, Congressman John Brademas.
I’m frankly delighted to be at this marvelous institution, (...)
An unusual alliance is being formed. Evangelical groups as well as activists and celebrities join their efforts to ask the G-8 leaders to transform poverty into ancient history. Live 8 concerts were aimed at spreading the idea of extending the GDP percentage to 0.7% for the development aid until 2010, eliminate agricultural subsidies and eradicate diseases. It is an unusual moment in which the reduction of global poverty must be the priority. It’s the fashion, it’s moral and it is an (...)