U.S. envoy discusses Afghan withdrawal

U.S. envoy discusses Afghan withdrawal

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The United States is working on a plan to begin pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan in the summer, a top American envoy said Sunday.
Holbrooke warns of long road for Pakistan

Holbrooke warns of long road for Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Reconstruction can't start in Pakistan until all flood waters have receded, the U.S. special envoy to the region cautioned.

Holbrooke visits flood-stricken Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke, during a visit Wednesday to a temporary camp for flooding victims in Pakistan, praised the government's flood relief efforts.

U.N. session: More aid for Pakistan?

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The United States is doing more than any other nation to help flood-ravaged Pakistan, said Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Hague stays out of Pakistani pipeline deal

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 24 (UPI) -- London doesn't intend to interfere with Pakistan's right to move forward with a gas pipeline from Iran, the British foreign secretary said in Islamabad.

Pakistan pipeline 'not bound' by sanctions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 23 (UPI) -- Islamabad is "not bound" by sanctions against Iran, the Pakistani prime minister said in his support of a natural gas pipeline from Iran.

Pakistani ties to insurgents troubles Rand

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 21 (UPI) -- Islamabad has used its support of insurgent groups to gain leverage in foreign policy debates, a report from a U.S. think tank said Monday.

Pakistan stands by Iranian gas project

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 21 (UPI) -- A natural gas pipeline from the South Pars gas field in Iran to Pakistan is a national priority for Islamabad, the Pakistani foreign minister said.

Iran sanctions concern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 21 (UPI) -- Pakistan's foreign minister expressed hope the sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program would not affect his country's gas pipeline deal with Tehran.

Holbrooke: Training Afghan forces tough

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Richard Holbrooke, the special U.S. representative to Afghanistan, said in an interview published Friday there is no guarantee of success there.
U.S. concerned over Afghan transparency

U.S. concerned over Afghan transparency

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 3 (UPI) -- The international community has legitimate concerns about the transparency of the Afghan election process, said U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

Holbrooke in India to discuss Afghanistan

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- New Delhi expressed its commitment to help Afghanistan rebuild its infrastructure during a visit by Richard Holbrooke, Washington's special envoy to the region.

Holbrooke pressures Pakistan on IPI

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Washington said it would help Islamabad secure liquefied natural gas supplies if it backs away from a planned pipeline from Iran's giant South Pars field.
U.S. will raise civilian Afghan presence

U.S. will raise civilian Afghan presence

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke says more than 900 U.S. civilians are expected to be assigned to Afghanistan by next year.
U.S. to work closely with Karzai govt.

U.S. to work closely with Karzai govt.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Special envoy Richard Holbrooke says the United States plans to work closely with Afghan President Hamid Karzai's new government.
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Richard Holbrooke
Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the State Department, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding U.S. strategy in Pakistan on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 12, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (April 24, 1941 – December 13, 2010) was an American diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, Peace Corps official, and investment banker.

He was the only person to have held the position of Assistant Secretary of State for two different regions of the world (Asia from 1977 to 1981 and Europe from 1994 to 1996).

From 1993 to 1994, he was U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Long well-known in diplomatic and journalistic circles, Holbrooke achieved great public prominence when he, together with former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt, brokered a peace agreement among the warring factions in Bosnia that led to the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, in 1995. Holbrooke was a leading contender to succeed the retiring Warren Christopher as Secretary of State but was passed over as President Bill Clinton chose Madeleine Albright instead. From 1999 to 2001, Holbrooke served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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