Analysis: WMD Terror Commission starts up

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- A new blue-ribbon commission set up by Congress to offer the next administration advice about keeping nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of rogue states and terrorists held its first meeting in Washington last week.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2008.
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ATHENS, Ga., March 28 (UPI) -- Closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would improve the United States' reputation worldwide, five former secretaries of state said.

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Albright: Pronouncements won't make peace

Albright: Pronouncements won't make peace

CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says she wishes President Bush the best of luck with his Mideast push.

North Korea talks break down

MOSCOW, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The recent furor about the U.S. assessment of Iran's nuclear program has overshadowed developments in North Korea, where the six-party talks on its nuclear disarmament are dragging on and may collapse altogether, despite public assurances to the contrary.
IVAN ZAKHARCHENKO, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: The great illusion

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Albright: Religion crucial to diplomacy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says she believes an understanding of religion is essential to foreign policy.

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Albright: Election failed Nigerian people

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 24 (UPI) -- The Nigerian electoral process failed the country's people, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said as she presented a post-election report.

German leader says no to headscarf

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N. Korean Foreign Minister Paek dies

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Pew: U.S. dislike at highest level ever

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A global survey by the Pew Research Center in Washington found more than 70 percent around the world think the U.S. superpower needs a rival. The Pew study surveyed more than 91,000 people in 50 countries and is included in a book titled "America Against

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Today is Monday, May 15, the 135th day of 2006 with 230 to follow.
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Bush 'committed' to Iraq success

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush told a group of former secretaries of Defense and State that his administration remains "committed to success" in Iraq.
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Madeleine Albright
WAP2000020892 - 08 FEBRUARY 2000 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on FY2001 foreign affairs budget. jr/iw/Ian Wagreich UPI

Madeleine Korbel Albright (born May 15, 1937) is the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99-0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997.

Albright now serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her PhD is from Columbia University. She holds honorary degrees from the University of Washington (2002); Smith College (2003); University of Winnipeg (2005); the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007), and Knox College (2008). Secretary Albright also serves as a Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Albright is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Czech; she speaks and reads Polish and Serbo-Croatian as well.

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