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Richard Holbrooke

Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Richard Holbrooke

During his career, Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, he has been a professional diplomat, a magazine editor, an author, a Peace Corps director, the chairman of two important non-governmental organizations and an investment banker. Currently, he is vice chairman of Perseus, a leading private equity firm.Holbrooke was confirmed by the Senate as the Permanent United States Representative to the United Nations on August 5, 1999.  Prior to serving at the United Nations, Holbrooke was a vice chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston, a New York based investment bank, from 1996-1999.During the same period he served on a pro-bono basis as the Special Presidential Envoy for Cyprus, and a Special Envoy in Bosnia and Kosovo, where he negotiated the October 1998 agreement, and, after it was violated, delivered the final ultimatum to Belgrade on March 23, 1999, prior to the NATO bombing campaign.In 1994, President Clinton appointed Holbrooke as assistant secretary of state for European and Canadian aff...

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  1. Richard Holbrooke : Requiem for a Peacemaker

    Richard Holbrooke , who has just died at the age of 69, never became the diplomatic titan he always dreamed of being: But he was a real man for all that.There was al...

  2. Top U.S. Commander Says Taliban Winning Communication Initiative

    America's top commander says the United States and its allies in Afghanistan must "wrest the information initiative" from the Taliban and other insurgent groups, in ...

  3. Bin Laden Tells America to Be Ready for Revenge Against U.S. Policy

    Usama bin Laden threatened Americans in a new audio tape Wednesday, saying President Barack Obama inflamed hatred toward the U.S. by ordering Pakistan to crack down ...

  4. UN Twilight Zone: Top Ban Ki-moon adviser invisible on payroll

    The man who is perhaps United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's closest American adviser and his top strategic planner, apparently exists only as a ghost in th...

  5. Alto diplomático de EEUU en condición crítica tras cirugía

    El enviado especial de Estados Unidos para Afganistán y Pakistán, Richard Holbrooke, estaba en condición crítica el sábado en un hospital de Washington después de qu...

  6. U.S. Diplomat Holbrooke Still in Critical Condition

    WASHINGTON -- Veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, a special U.S. envoy on the Afghanistan war, remained in critical condition Sunday after surgery to fix a tear in t...

  7. Afghan, Pakistani Presidents Call Holbrooke

    WASHINGTON -- Veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke received telephone calls from the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan as he recovered from lifesaving surgery, co...

  8. Holbrooke's Death Leaves Obama With Tough-to-Fill Void on AfPak Team

    The president's year-end Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy review wasn't expected to contain any major course corrections. But with the sudden loss of his top diplomat i...

  9. Holbrooke's Absence Will Be Felt at Key White House Meeting

    The passing of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke , President Obama's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan , comes at a key time for the region and the Unit...

  10. U.S. Envoys Hear Mix of Approval, Concern Over Afghan War Strategy

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two U.S. envoys trying to reassure Afghan leaders about the Obama administration's new war strategy heard a former Taliban mullah offer stark w...

  11. Kerry names veteran diplomat as new Afghan envoy

    The Obama administration has tapped a veteran American diplomat to be the new U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Secretary of State John Kerry...

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  1. World Leaders Pay Tribute to Richard Holbrooke

    BRUSSELS -- World leaders on Tuesday praised Richard Holbrooke as the "Bulldozer" diplomat who engineered the end of Europe's bloodiest conflict since World War II a...

  2. Richard Holbrooke Dies at 69

    U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan dies after heart complications

  3. U.S. Envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke Dies at 69 After Emergency Heart Surgery

    WASHINGTON -- Longtime U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration's envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan , died Monday after undergoing emergency heart s...

  4. Transcript: Richard Holbrooke on FNS

    Following is a transcribed excerpt from Fox News Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002.BRIT HUME, FOX NEWS: I'm Brit Hume in for Tony Snow, and this is Fox News Sunday.The debate ov...

  5. Transcript: Richard Holbrooke on 'Fox News Sunday'

    The following is a transcribed excerpt from "Fox News Sunday," Aug. 31, 2003.TONY SNOW, FOX NEWS: The Bush administration appears more open to the idea of accepting ...

  6. Transcript: Richard Holbrooke on Kofi Annan

    This is a partial transcript from " The O'Reilly Factor ," Jan. 4, 2005, that has been edited for clarity.Watch "The O'Reilly Factor" weeknights at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m...

  7. Transcript: Richard Holbrooke on 'FOX News Sunday'

    The following is a transcribed excerpt from 'FOX News Sunday,' September 12, 2004:CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS: This week, national security remained on center stage in t...

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