Category: Charles Stith

Africa vs ICC: Quotes on court before Kenya trial

Associated Press Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center Foreign ministers from around Africa on Friday meet at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia to discuss Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Court… Expert quote: “This trial could well sound the death knell for the ICC. … Kenya is a fully functioning […]

Ghana Court Rejects Challenge to President’s Election

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences The highest court in this West African nation on Thursday threw out an election challenge that could have removed the president from office, capping a long-running courtroom drama that had served as a civics lesson for people in this still-young democracy and across […]

Samantha Power to U.N.; Susan Rice to White House as National Security Adviser

Washington Times Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences In a move sure to provoke congressional Republicans, President Obama is nominating embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice Wednesday to serve as his national security adviser… Expert quote: “It keeps one of our most able diplomats involved at one of the most critical junctures in our […]

North Korea puts Kerry to test

Boston Herald Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences Secretary of State John F. Kerry is getting mixed reviews in his first high-stakes test as North 
Korea brazenly threatens a nuc­lear showdown… Expert quotes: Stith: “If you wanted a champion for peace and stability, somebody who has a […]

Caroline Kennedy in line to become ambassador to Japan

Boston Globe (subscription required) Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences Caroline Kennedy, whose endorsement of President Obama in 2008 helped propel him to the Democratic nomination, is in line for the post of ambassador to Japan, according to published reports… Expert quote: “She has certainly demonstrated that she has a diplomatic disposition in her […]

Wickham: U.S. military role in Mali not far off

USA Today Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center The Obama administration’s decision to give non-combat, air support to French forces trying to beat back Islamic militants who are threatening to overrun Mali, so far, hasn’t caused much of a ripple among war-weary Americans… View article

Mitt Romney’s reaction anything but presidential

Boston Herald Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center To buy Mitt Romney’s logic of the past few days is to accept the notion that bigotry, specifically religious bigotry, is one of those “American values” no U.S. diplomat under siege should ever “apologize” for… View article

One ‘heinous act’ could unite or divide nations

Boston Herald Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center Former ambassador Charles Stith — a Boston academic and civil rights leader who took over the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania after the 1998 al-Qaeda bombing — said U.S. relations with Libya could be at a critical tipping point after Tuesday’s deadly embassy attack… […]