Category: Charles Stith

Africa vs ICC: Quotes on court before Kenya trial

October 11th, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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“This trial could well sound the death knell for the ICC. … Kenya is a fully functioning democracy, more than capable of prosecuting violators of its laws. Not only have no charges been brought against Kenyatta and Ruto in Kenya, they were recently elected in a free and fair election to run the country. That should be the only verdict that matters.”

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Ghana Court Rejects Challenge to President’s Election

August 29th, 2013 in 2013, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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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 the continent…

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“In Ghana, what you’ve got is a democracy that is continuing to take root. It reflects the kind of confidence that investors have in the regulatory and judicial environment.”

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

June 5th, 2013 in 2013, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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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…

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“It keeps one of our most able diplomats involved at one of the most critical junctures in our country’s history. Her insight into the types of challenges we face in this era of terrorism is as keen as anyone in the foreign policy establishment.”

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North Korea puts Kerry to test

April 14th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, Boston Herald, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry is getting mixed reviews in his first high-stakes test as North 
Korea brazenly threatens a nuc­lear showdown…

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Stith:

“If you wanted a champion for peace and stability, somebody who has a sophistication and 
savvy, we couldn’t have a better person than John Kerry in the mix.”

Bacevich:

“I think that his actions are 
entirely predictable and regardless of who President Obama had appointed secretary of state, I think we would see the same policy: The United States is trying to make it clear to North Korea that A) avoiding war is in everybody’s interest and B) we’re not going to get pushed around.”

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Caroline Kennedy in line to become ambassador to Japan

April 2nd, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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“She has certainly demonstrated that she has a diplomatic disposition in her management of the family legacy.”

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

January 28th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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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…

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‘Respected in every corner’

December 22nd, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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With apologies to Jay-Z, President Obama has 99 problems, but John Kerry ain’t one…

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You Decide 2012: Politics and Libya attack

September 16th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WFXT 0 comments

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Mitt Romney’s reaction anything but presidential

September 14th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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One ‘heinous act’ could unite or divide nations

September 13th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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