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Secretary of State Kerry in Moscow for Talks on Syria

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Moscow, in the hopes of reaching an agreement with Russia on how to move forward in Syria. Nikolas Gvosdev, National Security Affairs Professor at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, discusses the meetings and its possible outcomes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Madeleine Albright on Writing and World Politics

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks to Brian Lehrer about diplomatic transitions and her memoir, now in paperback, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.

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Diplomatic Impunity: Dean Acheson Counsels Audiences on Disarmament

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WNYC

In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.

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John Kerry Begins Work as Secretary of State, Facing Iran, Drone War

Monday, February 04, 2013

Experienced as John Kerry is with diplomacy, negotiating foreign policy in regions volatile to the U.S. will not be an easy task. Journalist Stephen Kinzer offers a few theories for how Kerry will confront the crises of the moment, including Iran and the ever-expanding drone war.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

John Kerry on the Lopate Show in 2007

Friday, January 25, 2013

On Thursday, John Kerry, Pres. Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations committee at his confirmation haring for the post. He was on the show back in March 2007, along with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. They discussed their involvement in environmental issues, which Sen. Kerry discussed during his testimony on Thursday. You can listen to Leonard's conversation with the Kerrys below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

International News Round-Up

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks about Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State, John Kerry’s nomination and the latest in international news.

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The Takeaway

Kerry Nominated for Secretary of State

Monday, December 24, 2012

Following Friday's nomination by President Obama, it is expected that Senator John Kerry will find an easy confirmation of his role as the next secretary of state. Juana Summers, national reporter for Politico, discusses how the leadership at the State Department will change under Kerry.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Susan Rice Confirmation and Other Cabinet Openings

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ed O'Keefe, 2Chambers columnist for the Washington Post, will discuss the ongoing debate over Susan Rice's confirmation, and other open cabinet positions for Obama's second term.

Who'd be in your "fantasy cabinet." Nominate someone who you'd like to see Obama appoint for State, Defense, Education, or any other second-term post! Call 212-433-9692 or comment here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dana Milbank on Susan Rice

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dana Milbank, opinion writer for the Washington Post , discusses why he thinks Susan Rice is wrong for the job of Secretary of State.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: GOP's Furor over Susan Rice Means it Hasn't Learned its 2012 Lesson

Monday, November 19, 2012

The first headlines the GOP is making post-election are for going after Susan Rice, the current UN ambassador whom Obama wants to nominate as the Secretary of State. Not a smart move.

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The Takeaway

On the Road Again with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Clinton's touch-down in Latvia will mark the 100th country she’s visited as Secretary of State — making her the most-traveled secretary of state yet. BBC state department correspondent Kim Ghattas accompanied Clinton on many of those trips, and recently produced a half-hour documentary about life on the road with the Secretary of State.

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The Takeaway

Henry Kissinger Interview Part 1: China

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dr. Henry Kissinger served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. He discusses his work as the first American diplomat to enter China in 1971 after 25 years of little contact. Kissinger worked to build bilateral relations between the two countries. His new book "On China" looks at the past, present and future of a nation that is still a mystery to many of us.

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Henry Kissinger Interview Part 3: Middle East

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Over three decades have passed since Henry Kissinger served as Secretary of State for the Richard Nixon, and then Gerald Ford, and his advice is still sought and respected by politicians and world leaders. In the third installment of our interview with him, he shares his thoughts on the Arab spring, Israel and Palestine, and how President Obama is handling all of this.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Madeleine Albright

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Madeleine Albright is a foreign policy expert appointed by President Clinton as American Ambassador to the United Nations, and then as Secretary of State. Born in Czechoslovakia, she and her family came as refugees from the Communist government, and she grew up in Denver. Her memoir, Madame Secretary, recounts her ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Madeleine Albright

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Madeleine Albright is a foreign policy expert appointed by President Clinton as American Ambassador to the United Nations, and then as Secretary of State. Born in Czechoslovakia, she and her family came as refugees from the Communist government, and she grew up in Denver. Her new memoir, Madame Secretary, recounts ...

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