Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- “Why the U.S.-Pakistani Alliance Isn’t Worth the Trouble,” says former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.

Special envoy Marc Grossman leaving office

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Marc Grossman, U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is leaving the post he held for two years to return to private life, the State Department said.

U.S. Afghan policy thwarted by infighting

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Infighting within President Obama's foreign policy staff thwarted the late Richard Holbrooke's efforts to deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, a new book says.

Plans scrapped for Afghan consulate

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Officials say plans for a U.S. consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif have been abandoned due to mounting security concerns.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.
By United Press International

Much of Pakistan aid remains undisbursed

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Only a small fraction of U.S. aid to Pakistan approved in 2010 has been spent during the current fiscal year, government records indicate.
Clinton taps ex-diplomat for Af-Pak envoy

Clinton taps ex-diplomat for Af-Pak envoy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and retired diplomat Marc Grossman was selected special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said.
Obama, Zardari discuss Pakistan

Obama, Zardari discuss Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari had a private meeting before Friday's memorial for Richard Holbrooke, Obama's regional envoy.
U.S. urged to replace Holbrooke quickly

U.S. urged to replace Holbrooke quickly

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A Pakistani lobby urged President Barack Obama Wednesday to swiftly replace special U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke, who died Dec. 13.
U.S. reviews Holbrooke's dying plea

U.S. reviews Holbrooke's dying plea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke's dying remarks on the war in Afghanistan are a reflection of his commitment to service, the State Department said.
Holbrooke recalled as foreign policy giant

Holbrooke recalled as foreign policy giant

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. and world leaders expressed sadness at the death of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who died Monday in a Washington hospital.
Envoy Holbrooke dead at 69

Envoy Holbrooke dead at 69

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama praised longtime diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who died Monday at a Washington hospital, as a "true giant of American foreign policy."

Holbrooke's critical condition unchanged

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Senior diplomat Richard Holbrooke remains critically ill in a Washington hospital, White House adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
Key diplomat Holbrooke gravely ill

Key diplomat Holbrooke gravely ill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Top U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke is in critical condition at a Washington, D.C., hospital after heart surgery, the State Department said Saturday.
Richard Holbrooke hospitalized in D.C.

Richard Holbrooke hospitalized in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke was hospitalized Friday in Washington after collapsing during a meeting at the State Department, officials said.
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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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