Condoleezza Rice


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I thought it was a very good exchange, and it did show bipartisan support for the importance of American diplomacy and for proper resourcing of the tools to carry it
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May 08 2017

I really do believe that these populists are changing the character of the politics just by being there, so even mainstream candidates are having to respond to their agenda. You see fewer people talking about free trade. You see countries talking about industrial policy and protectionism. It's hard to defend immigrants almost any place in the world today. ... The president's words

May 08 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president of the United States is the most important voice for our foreign policy. He's the most important voice for our values and for our interests, and the use of that voice is important, and I think we're starting to see recognition of that. President Trump has never been in government. As a matter of fact, a lot of the people around him have never been in government as well. Yes, I think that they are getting accustomed to what the presidency can

May 08 2017

It is no surprise that this earthquake is shaking young democracies like Poland. But it is stunning that it has jolted the most mature of

May 08 2017

The rise of nativism is having an impact on the politics, even if the candidates aren't

May 03 2017 - Russia

We were never able to escape the perception that the president had naïvely trusted Putin and then been

Feb 18 2017 - National Security Council

I was the National Security Adviser on 9/11. The day after 9/11, we closed our borders and thought that we were more secure. That turned out to be a

Jul 04 2011 - NATO

I doubt very much that President Reagan would have even imagined the world that we see today. A Europe whole, free, and at peace. A Europe in which we enjoy friendship and alliance with the former captive states in the transatlantic alliance called

Jan 09 2009 - Gaza strip

The United States thought it important to see the outcomes of the Egyptian mediation efforts in order to see what this resolution might have been

Dec 16 2008

This is the first time in almost a decade that Palestinians and Israelis are addressing all the core issues in a comprehensive way to try and get a solution. And if that process takes a little longer, so be

Dec 03 2008

Pakistan needs to act with resolve and urgency, and cooperate fully and transparently. The message has been delivered and will be delivered to Pakistan. But now is a time when cooperation between all peoples who suffer these terrorist attacks really is required and is

Dec 02 2008

I know that she will bring enormous energy and intellect and skill to the

Nov 09 2008

I believe that the Annapolis process is now the international community's answer and the parties' answer to how do we finally end the conflict between the Palestinians and

Sep 06 2008 - Libya

I think we are off to a good start. It is only a start but after many, many years, I think it is a very good thing that the United States and Libya are establishing a way

Sep 04 2008

It is high time that Russia met its obligations to a ceasefire, to withdraw its forces. If it is going to carry out additional security measures, they need to be in accordance with the Sarkozy understandings, and it is not for Russia to be setting checkpoints along Georgian

Aug 20 2008

The United States does not seek to isolate Russia. The behaviour of Russia in this most recent crisis is isolating Russia from the principles of cooperation among nations of the communities of states, when you start invading small

Aug 15 2008

All Russian troops and any irregular and paramilitary forces that entered with them must leave immediately…In order to stabilize the situation in Georgia, we need international observers on the scene fast and eventually we need a more robust and impartial international peacekeeping force that will follow those

Jul 19 2008

It is, in fact, a strong signal to the entire world that we have been very serious about this diplomacy, and we will remain very serious about his

Jul 10 2008

I want to again affirm that the United States remains committed to the territorial integrity of Georgia, to its democratic development. It is extremely important that the conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia be resolved on the basis of principles that respect that territorial integrity, that respect the need for them to be resolved

Jun 16 2008 - Lebanon

This was an agreement that I think serves the interests of the Lebanese people, and since it serves the interests of the Lebanese people, it serves the interests of the

Dec 18 2007 - Iraq

The United States, Iraq and Turkey share a common interest in stopping the activities of the PKK which threaten to undo the stability of the north, which clearly have resulted in deaths in

Nov 28 2007

The Annapolis conference has thus been the beginning, not the end, of a new serious and substantive effort to achieve peace in the Middle East. This work will be hard. It involves risks and sacrifices for all concerned. But today's events have demonstrated unambiguously that the international community will fully support the path the parties have

Nov 05 2007 - Al-Qaeda

The United States does not support, and communicated it to the Pakistani leadership prior to this action, that it would not support extra-constitutional

Oct 12 2007

The US is engaged in discussions with our allies, and those will continue. We will work during this time to address Russian concerns about the nature of the system, about what is our not-yet-shared view of the missile

Oct 11 2007

That which unites us in trying to deal with the threaths of terrorism, of cooperation, are much greater than the issues that divide

Sep 20 2007 - Gaza strip

It's no secret that the US declares Hamas a terrorist organisation, and that we have been troubled by the fact that Hamas did what they did in Gaza against legitimate Palestinian institutions, against the legitimate institutions of the Palestinian Authority. (But) We will not abandon the innocent Palestinians in Gaza, and indeed will make every effort to deal with their humanitarian

Jul 31 2007

The United States is determined to assure our allies that we are going to be reliable in helping them to meet their security needs. And I want to emphasise that there is a very active and intensive diplomatic process in place too, that that diplomatic process would be accompanied by efforts to help our allies defend themselves against any threats. It is a positive agenda. It is not aimed at

Jun 26 2007 - Sudan

The US will continue to argue that there must be consequences for Sudan if it does not live up to obligations it has

Jun 25 2007 - Sudan

We can no longer afford a situation in Darfur in which agreements are made and then not kept. And so the US will continue to argue that there must by consequences for Sudan if it does not live up to the obligations it has

Jun 15 2007 - Gaza strip

President Abbas has exercised his lawful authority as president of the Palestinian Authority and as leader of the Palestinian people. I'd remind everyone, he was elected in 2005 by a large margin and we fully support

May 28 2007

As soon as Iran fully and verifiably suspends its enrichment and reprocessing activities, the United States will come to the table with our EU colleagues and meet with Iran's

May 03 2007 - Iraq

Iraq needs for these creditors that have not yet done so to reduce or to forgive its Saddam era debts. Iraq also needs its Compact partners to provide continuing financial and technical

Mar 26 2007

You would have to have a renunciation of violence as a foundational principle for peace. Obviously you would have to recognise the right of the other party to exist. It would be important to build on past agreements- that goes without saying- and the Road Map has a series of obligations that will have to be

Feb 18 2007 - Israel

We of course have said that we will await the formation of the government before making any decisions about it, and I think that is generally the view that is held in the international community as a

Jan 14 2007

I know of the struggles Mr. President to improve the circumstances of daily life for the Palestinian people, particularly in the difficult circumstances in which now there are internal conflicts among the Palestinian people. But I want you to know that our desire is for the Palestinian people to be able to live in unity and in democracy and in peace, with a government that can get the respect and the support of the international

Jan 09 2007 - Iraq

New challenges on the ground call for changes to our strategy and in two days, President Bush will speak to the nation and announce a way forward to achieve success in Iraq. There will be new leadership of both our military and our diplomatic efforts. And the man President Bush wants to lead Embassy Baghdad is Ryan

Oct 18 2006 - Nuclear weapons

What I do think it is very important that everyone takes stock of the leverage that we have to get North Korea to return to the six-party talks and negotiate seriously the dismantlement of its nuclear weapons

Oct 18 2006 - Japan

This is an especially important time for our allies to work together. Our alliance is one of the most important pillars of peace and stability and it is stronger than ever and everyone should know

Oct 18 2006

I reaffirm that the United States has the will and the capability to meet the full range, and I underscore, the full range of its deterrent and security commitments to

Sep 13 2006 - Taliban

If you allow a failed state in that strategic of a location, you're going to pay for it. And I know that there's a sacrifice. And I know that it's hard work. And I know that there are times when it seems that things are not going in a straight

Aug 02 2006 - Lebanon

I still believe that if we really put our minds toward it, that it is entirely possible. Certainly we are talking about days and not weeks before we can get a

Jul 31 2006 - Lebanon

This morning, as I head back to Washington I take with me an emerging consensus on what is necessary for both an urgent ceasefire and a lasting

Jul 25 2006 - Lebanon

We need always to be cognisant of, and looking to, what kind of Middle East we are trying to build. It is time for a new Middle East. It is time to say to those who do not want a different kind of Middle East that we will prevail, they will

Jul 25 2006 - Lebanon

It is a difficult time for the people of Lebanon and it is a difficult time for the Palestinian people. If we have learned anything it is that any peace is going to have to be based on enduring principles and not on temporary solutions. We will talk about how to get to an enduring cessation of

Jul 22 2006 - Lebanon

A ceasefire would be a false promise if it returns us to the status quo, allowing terrorists to launch attacks at the time and terms of their choosing and to threaten innocent people – Arab and Israeli – throughout the

Jun 01 2006

As soon as Iran fully and verifiably suspends its enrichment and reprocessing activities, the United States will come to the table with our EU-3 colleagues and meet with Iran's

Apr 28 2006

It is the agreement that indeed will enhance our cooperation, allowing the shared use of Bulgarian training facilities and strengthening our ability to operate together

Apr 03 2006

We should not say and will not say who the prime minister of Iraq should be, who the president of Iraq should be, but that there must be (people in those positions) and soon. Responsible leaders in those positions is something that the international community has the right to

Apr 02 2006

The Iraqi People are rightly demanding that they have a government after they have braved the threats of terrorists to go to the polls and vote, and indeed the international partners, particularly the United States and Great Britain and others who have forces on the ground and have sacrificed here have a deep desire… and I think it's right to expect that this process will keep moving

Apr 01 2006

I know that we made tactical errors, thousands of them I am sure. This could have gone this way or that way but when you look back in history what will be judged is, did you make the right strategic decisions and if you spend all your time trying to judge this tactical issue or that tactical issue I think you miss the larger

Mar 10 2006

We may face no greater challenge from a single

Feb 22 2006 - Muslim brotherhood

If a new Palestinian government led by Hamas is going to be able to meet the aspirations of the Palestinian people for a better life, it goes without saying that it cannot have one foot ion the camp of terror and the other foot in the camp of

Dec 07 2005

The United States' obligations under the CAT (Convention Against Torture) which prohibits of course cruel and inhumane and degrading treatment, those obligations extend to US personnel wherever they are, whether they are in the United States or outside the United

Dec 06 2005 - CIA

Many are extremely dangerous, and some have information that may save lives, perhaps even thousands of lives. The captured terrorists of the 21st century do not fit easily into traditional systems of criminal or military justice which were designed for different needs. We have to

Nov 15 2005

This agreement allows Palestinians the freedom to move and lead ordinary lives. For the first time since 1967 they have control over who enters and exits their

Oct 25 2005

They should not, as they have done so far, be dismissive of this report. The attitude of the Syrian government should be one that they recognise that the international community expects them to take it seriously and

Oct 12 2005

Of course free and fair elections do not begin on the day of the election – prior to that there must be the ability of the opposition to organise, there must be opposition access to the press, so that voters can indeed have a free

Sep 21 2005

There is a fundamental contradiction between armed activities and the political process. We understand that this is a transition and I think everybody understands that this is a transitional

Sep 05 2005

But what I think we would need to do right now is we just need to pull together as a country, try to get through this crisis period and then start helping people to rebuild their

Feb 08 2005

After all, history will surely judge us not by our old disagreements but by our new

Jan 19 2005

I'm really reluctant to put a timetable on that because I think the goal is to get the mission accomplished and that means that the Iraqi's have to be capable of something before we lessen our own

Jan 18 2005

The work that America and our allies have undertaken and the sacrifices we have made have been difficult, necessary and right. Now is the time to build on these achievements to make the world safer and more free. We must use American diplomacy to help create a balance of power in the world that favours freedom. The time for diplomacy is

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