Clinton: ‘The United States is back’
Getty Image 89160449, July 22, 2009 | BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/AFP/Getty Images Once again, I only have time to offer a quick roundup of Hillary Clinton news. I’ve been ordered to prioritize copy-editing articles for the print edition of FP, so unfortunately Madam Secretary is “lite” today. •”The United States is back,” Clinton said upon arrival in ...
Once again, I only have time to offer a quick roundup of Hillary Clinton news. I’ve been ordered to prioritize copy-editing articles for the print edition of FP, so unfortunately Madam Secretary is “lite” today.
•”The United States is back,” Clinton said upon arrival in Thailand for the ASEAN meeting in Phuket. “I believe strongly the United States has to be involved in this region,” she declared, referring to Asia.
•Clinton suggested that the United States is considering extending a “defense umbrella” over the Persian Gulf region to deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
•Clinton urged Burma to release democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it would pave the way for a better U.S.-Burma relationship, including investments.
•Clinton is expected to be made special envoy to Northern Ireland.
•A Hillary Clinton effigy was burned in India in protest of the frisking of a former Indian president by Continental Airlines. (How ridiculous!)
Photo: BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009-2016 and was an assistant editor from 2007-2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP
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