November 13, 2012 Commentary: Africa Africa Needs a New Approach “In sub-Saharan Africa the United States has been considered a fair-weather friend. We need a more consistent Foreign Policy to engage Africa, as it struggles with good governance, economic growth, peace and security.” In August 2012, Secretary Hillary Clinton made a ten day visit to [...]Read More
November 8, 2012 Commentary: Africa Foreign Policy for Somalia Needs Boost “In 1991 we ceased in-country diplomatic relations with Somalia, which opened the door to Islamic extremists. Now twenty years later the State Department wants to embrace Somalia. Let us do it with meaningful programs—not just promote our democratic principles.” On November 4, 2012 Under Secretary [...]Read More
November 2, 2012 Commentary: Africa Foreign Policy Needs More Focus on Security “The U.S. needs a more consistent Foreign Policy to engage the African countries at risk of being taken over by Islamists—with Mali at top of the list.” On October 29, 2012 the State Department gave a briefing on Secretary Hillary Clinton’s visit to Algeria. The focus of [...]Read More
On November 14, 2011, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition sent a letter to members of Congress in support of a strong and effective International Affairs Budget. The letter was signed by former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright, Henry A. Kissinger, Colin L. Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and George P. Schultz.
I believe strongly in the importance of the issues presented in the letter, and sent my response (below) which was also posted on ambassadorsperspectives.wordpress.com.Read More