Watch Live: Ambassador Rice Discusses Foreign Policy in a Google+ Hangout

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
May 17, 2012
Ambassador Rice at Stakeout After UN Security Council Meeting in March 2011

Today, join Ambassador Susan E. Rice and New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof as they break ground on the frontier of social media and U.S. foreign policy. In a live Google+ Hangout, Ambassador Rice and Mr. Kristof will discuss the world's most pressing challenges and America's role in an increasingly interconnected world. They will be joined live by a selection of citizens who will ask questions from the U.S. and overseas.

Watch the conversation live at 2:30 p.m. EST on The Times's homepage or on the New York Times Google+ page, and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NYTHangout. For more work on U.S. work at the United Nations, follow @AmbassadorRice and @USUN on Twitter and ‘Like' Ambassador Rice on Facebook.

Editor's Note: This entry first appeared on the White House Blog.



May 18, 2012

Palgye writes:

I know how to fix europe economy crisis.

cowork with The President, Sec.

economical problem not political. economical problem not solve by policians.......

Q- except Merkel, who are make firewall in their's economy..... policians? Want? Do.....

Ashim C.
May 18, 2012

Ashim C. in India writes:

Since the creation of UNO in 1945, numerous fora have grown outside UN system, where non-big five members of international community play important role in discussing and resolving all kinds of issues. Often these fora prove to be more effective as stake holders are able to contribute as equals. The hierarchy of members with special status and powers of permanent members was based on the premises that it reflected the reality of international order. That reality stands hugely modified. At least two of the permanent members of SC - UK and France - do not count for as much as they used and their contribution to defeat of axis power is far behind as world has moved on..... reform of UN has gained thrust as an issue but is taking it's own time. In this situation, will the international community scale down the objective and scope of UN reform and change the status of UK and France by granting a permanent seat to Germany to replace these two countries, and amending the vetoing power of permanent members to the effect that veto of a permenent member won't be counted in such disputes in which they themselves are directly involved and in disputes in which permanent members are involved SC decisions would be taken necessarily by majority decision of SC total membership. Possibly, US ought to take an inititative in this matter by volunteering not to exercise it's veto power in matters in which US is directly involved till UN reform finally takes place. This shall be entirely in consonance with the letter and spirit of the priciples of democracy and equality that USA stands for. Please comment.

Seymour P.
United States
May 18, 2012

Seymour P. in the USA writes:

Susan Rice, with her strident and blood-curdling demands for military intervention all over the world, plus her ostentatious contempt for the principle of national sovereignty, is a continual embarrassment to the U.S.

New Mexico, USA
May 21, 2012

Eric in New Mexico writes:

I think Susan Rice has been an outspoken opponent of political stupidity on the world stage and deserves the American public's support for calling it like she sees it.

When folks finally get a grip in the UNSC, she applauds the common sense of removing dictorial regimes who kill their own people.
And when those regimes are coddled and protected by permanent members, she's right to call that "pathetic" and I bet she's used stronger language in private to their foreign ministers and smiled while dropping a verbal nuke on them.

All in the name of diplomacy and for the sake of peace.

Well, as the President said, " All nations must choose peace." and "words must mean something."

I would expect no less than for our UN perm rep. to further that directive from her boss.

May she achieve much continued success in dealing with ethical infants.


Seymour P.
United States
May 22, 2012

Portia S. in the U.S.A. writes:

Susan Rice is very selective in her denunciations of "dictorial regimes who kill their own people." For example, she can't seem to find anything wrong with Saudia Arabia, Qatar or Bahrain. And as far as the "common sense of removing dictorial regimes" is concerned, that simply violates the fundamental precepts of the United Nations Charter, which regards national sovereignty as inviolable. Let us not forget that Hitler justified his annexation of the Sudetenland on the grounds that the Czech government was "committing human rights violations" against ethnic Germans. The founders of UN (Susan Rice represents us there, right?) understood that the negation of national sovereignty, whatever the pretext, leads to armed conflict.

Seymour P.
United States
June 1, 2012

Portia S. in the U.S.A. writes:

I see in the news that Ms Rice is now threatening to "take actions outside of the Annan plan and the authority of this Council." She is making the US into a Rogue State.


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