Madeleine Albright: how she became the most influential woman in the world

Shining star shone in January 1997 when she after defending his mandate by Bill Clinton he asked to become the first woman to head American diplomacy. Albright accomplished a number of things however, his uncompromising approach and acerbic language have also often been a source of criticism. She considers the solution to the Kosovo problem to be the greatest success. However, she received mixed reactions. According to critics, Albright was a major architect and proponent of the Kosovo issue by force. Belgrade constantly accused Albright of being biased and keeping the Albanian side.

I think the limited use of limited force encourages diplomacy. I think we need to be more flexible in the use of force,She spoke about the events leading up to the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 by NATO forces. Reports from the Serbian and Croatian press that she and her company had participated in the sale of Kosovo’s mobile phone operator also attracted attention.

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was, according to President Milos Zeman the most important supporter and advocate of the Czech Republic in the United States, not only in the role of head of American diplomacy. In a condolence letter to his American counterpart, Joe Biden, Zeman recalled that a Prague-born politician was instrumental in the Czech Republic’s early NATO membership when he was prime minister. Albright will continue to be a great, proud and exemplary figure and a link between the Czech Republic and the United States, Zeman said.

Madlenka was raised Catholic

Albright strongly supported NATO’s eastward expansion and the loosening of US relations with Vietnam and North Korea. For example, his visit to the country in 2000, when he became the first high-ranking US representative to the DPRK, marked a turning point in the DPRK’s relations with the United States.

She felt the fact that she had failed to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem as her defeat. According to her, the Clinton administration was close to such a solution, but the administration of Clinton’s successor, George Bush she then began to invent the ABC (All But Clinton) strategy.

In 2012, President Obama ate it received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Albright was a harsh critic of the war in Iraq, which she said was “worse than Vietnam”. In the 2016 presidential election, she supported Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump clearly defined.

She was born on 15 May 1937 in Prague as Marie Jana Körbelová, the first of three children in the Czech Jewish family of diplomat Josef Korbel (the German umlaut was dropped from the name by the family after the war). After the declaration of the protectorate, they emigrated to Great Britain. Madlenka, as she was called back home, was raised a Catholic and had no idea of ​​her Jewish background until 1996. Around that time, reporters revealed that her Jewish grandparents and dozens of other relatives had been victims of the Holocaust.

After the war, the family lived in Prague for a short time before Albright’s father started working at the embassy in Belgrade. However, after the 1948 communist coup, he was sentenced to death as an enemy of the state, and his family sought political asylum in the United States. Madeleine, as she was beginning to write her name in a school in Switzerland, She studied political science, public law and political science in the United States (master’s degree in 1968, doctorate in 1976) and specialized in Eastern Europe and East-West relations.

Breaks in Albright’s studio caused maternity duties. In 1959 she married journalists from the wealthy Joseph Albright family and had three daughters – Katherine and twins Anne and Alice. However, the marriage did not survive the subsequent rise in her career, and the marriage ended in divorce after 23 years. “I was really sorry then,” she admitted.

A noble lady who never stopped loving the Czech Republic.  Politicians mourn Albright († 84)

His “pin diplomacy” became famous

In the mid-1970s, Albright became involved with Democratic Party election staff. In 1978, she accepted an offer from Zbigniew Brzezinski, a professor at Columbia University, and served as an adviser to the National Security Council. She has also helped Democrats in presidential campaigns. The third was successful, and the victorious Clinton chose her as the U.S. representative to the United Nations in 1992 – the first woman and the first non-Native American.

A politician who In addition to English and Czech, she also spoke Polish, Russian and French and visited her native Czech quite often. Right after the Velvet Revolution in 1989, she was a consultant for Havel and in 1997 she received from him the highest Czech state decoration – the Order of the White Lion. She honored Havel with the Clintons in December 2011 by attending the funeral. Albright has also visited Terezín’s memorial several times, in 2015 she unveiled a memorial plaque to her family.

She was a well-known collector of various brooches, with which she liked to express her mood and her intentions. His “pin diplomacy” became famous. She also published a book on brooches titled The Secret Speech of Brooches with the subtitle Stories from My Jewelry Box.

Madeleine Albright died († 84).  A politician of Czech origin suffered from cancer

After leaving high politics, she travelled, lectured and did business

Albright is the author of other publications such as the memoir of Brave New World, the book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on God, America and International Relations, and the memoir Prague Winter. Albright personally took part in several Czech publishing christenings and his autograph sessions always drew crowds of readers.

In her book, Fascism, she warned against undemocratic principles and, among other things, pointed out that fascists could come to power through democratic elections. The book was personally presented by this critic of the situation in Russia or Hungary at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. In 2020, her book Hell and Other Destinations was published in Czech, in which she devoted herself to her “post-ministerial life” or her participation in the electoral campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

After leaving high politics, she traveled, lectured and did business. His name was associated, for example, with the Albright Stonebridge group. From 2003 to 2005, she was the head of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). She has taught at Georgetown University, participated in the activities of the National Democratic Institute for International Relations and chaired the Commission to Strengthen the Rights of the Poor.

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