The first female US State Secretary, Madeleine Albright died at the age of 84. She helped to steer the foreign policy of West in the aftermath of Cold war.
The confirmation of her death was sent to the staff of the Albright Stonebridge group in an email. It is a global strategy firm also founded by the Albright.
Albright was a central figure in the administration of President Bill Clinton, first as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations before becoming the country’s highest diplomat in his second mandate.
Furthermore, in a decade between the cold war ending and the attacks of war of terror in September, 11th 2001, she was a face of US foreign policy, an era of President George Bush as a “New World Order”
The United States, especially in Iraq and the Balkans, formed international coalitions and sometimes intervened militarily to drive back autocratic regimes.
Albright is a self-identified pragmatic idealist who was a real example of assertive multilateralism to describe the foreign policy of the Clinton administration.
Albright strategies based on her experience growing up in a family that fled the Nazis and Communists in the middle of the twentieth century to Europe to shape her vision of the world.
She regarded the United States as the “indispensable nation” when it came to using diplomacy underpinned by the use of force to defend democratic values in the world.
She told NBC in 1998, “We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us. I know that the American men and women in uniform are always prepared to sacrifice for freedom, democracy and the American way of life.”