Securing Tomorrow with Madeleine Albright
On Thursday, May 31, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post's David Ignatius. Albright assessed the Trump administration's foreign policy approach, including ongoing talks with North Korean officials about a potential summit, and Russian interference in U.S. politics. She also talked about her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” which examines the history of fascism and what she sees as its resurgence today.
Highlights
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes her previous experiences negotiating with the North Korean regime and discusses whether she thinks they are a trustworthy counterpart in diplomatic talks.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about U.S. relations with North Korea, citing her meeting with then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in October, 2000. Albright offers advice to President Donald Trump ahead of his possible meeting with the country’s current leader, Kim Jong Un.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about the nature of negotiating with the North Korean regime. As Secretary of State, Albright met face-to-face with then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in October, 2000.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright offers her perspective on the Trump administration’s approach to immigration and reflects on her own childhood experience entering the United States as an immigrant and refugee from war-torn Europe.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about Russian interference in U.S. politics and describes her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when she was Secretary of State. “The issue about him, he is very smart,” Albright says.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the author of "Fascism: A Warning," expressed her concern with the rhetoric about the media in America. "Freedom of the press is a basic aspect of democracy, invented by Americans,” she says. “Talking about the press as the enemy of the people -- it's outrageous."
Speakers
Madeleine Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, making her the first female to ever hold that position. From 1993 to 1997, Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. In 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from former president Barack Obama. Albright is the author of a new book, "Fascism: A Warning."
Interviewed by David Ignatius
David Ignatius is a Columnist for The Washington Post. He writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog.
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