Susan Rice

American diplomat Susan Rice

Susan Elizabeth Rice is an American diplomat, former Brookings Institution fellow, and the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. Rice was confirmed as UN Ambassador by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009. She is the first African-American woman to hold that office.
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Sen. Graham details 'odd' Susan Rice email on Russia probe
Yahoo News - 11 days
Ex-national security adviser Susan Rice sent an email to herself on Trump's inauguration about President Obama's guidance on the investigation, according to the Senate Judiciary Committee member.
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Think the Alabama result has derailed Donald Trump? Think again
Yahoo News - 2 months
Pundits are furiously assessing the broader consequences of the Democrats’ upset Senate victory in Alabama on Tuesday, but there is less there than meets the eye. True, the Republican Senate majority now hangs by a thread, forcing even harder fights for every legislative victory. Nonetheless, Republican chances for major gains in November 2018, perhaps six or seven Senate seats, remain strong. Moreover, Democrat Al Franken is resigning his seat any day now because of sexual misconduct charges, bringing another totally unexpected Republican opportunity. Al Franken Of course, any statewide Democratic victory in Alabama is stunning, but there were also stunning reasons for it. Republican Roy Moore was a flawed candidate even before allegations of sexual misconduct emerged – and he still lost by just one percentage point. The winner, Doug Jones, will likely be defeated at the next regular election in 2020. The stakes have unquestionably been raised, but President Trump and Republicans hol...
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Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials
CNN - 5 months
Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.
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Rice told investigators why she unmasked Trump officials
CNN - 5 months
Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.
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Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials
CNN - 5 months
Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.
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Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials - CNN
Google News - 5 months
CNN Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials CNN Washington (CNN) Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, ... Rice told investigators she unmasked Trump officials in undisclosed UAE meeting: reportThe Hill Susan Rice 'unmasked' Trump officials after mysterious UAE prince visit: reportNew York Daily News Report: Susan Rice tells House investigators why she unmasked Trump officialsUSA TODAY Hot Air -Washington Examiner -Daily Beast -The Daily Caller all 18 news articles »
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Susan Rice: Pre-emptive war would be 'catastrophic'
CNN - 7 months
Former national security adviser Susan Rice said Thursday the United States should rule out a pre-emptive strike on North Korea, casting President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" comments as dangerous.
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National security attorney talks legality of 'unmasking'
Fox News - 7 months
Insight on 'America's News HQ' after Susan Rice meets with Senate intelligence committee
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Susan Rice meets with Senate Intel Committee as part of Russia probe
ABC News - 7 months
Rice is among other Obama officials who have appeared before the committee.
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Susan Rice to appear before Senate Intel Committee this week
Fox News - 7 months
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and other former Obama administration officials are testifying behind closed doors this week as part of the Russia investigation, Fox News has confirmed.
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House set to grill Susan Rice on unmasking allegations
Fox News - 7 months
Rep. Jim Jordan previews hearing
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Susan Rice and her insinuating "Why me?" - maybe, just maybe, race and sex have nothing to do with it
Fox News - 8 months
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice recently hinted that racism and sexism may be part of the reason she’s getting so much attention for allegedly “unmasking” Trump associates during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
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    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 50
    In a 2015 speech on US-China relations, Rice noted the problems of Chinese hacking, saying, "This isn’t a mild irritation.
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    On a visit to Pakistan in 2015, Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders that attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threatened regional security.
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    In releasing the 2015 National Security Strategy, Rice said that the US was pursuing an "ambitious yet achievable agenda" overseas.
  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    In May 2014, Rice traveled to Israel for meetings with Israeli officials in which nuclear talks with Iran were discussed.
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  • 2013
    Age 48
    Rice was sworn in as the 24th National Security Advisor on July 1, 2013.
    Rice was picked to succeed Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor immediately following Donilon's resignation on June 5, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    Rice's name was mentioned as a possible replacement for retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, but on December 13, 2012, following ongoing controversy related to the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, she announced that she was withdrawing her name from consideration, saying that if nominated "the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly".
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    On December 13, 2012, in a letter to President Barack Obama, Rice asked him to remove her name from consideration for Secretary of State.
    Rice stated that her claims about Benghazi were based on the unclassified version of information approved by United States intelligence services. Some Republican Senators, who would have had a vote on whether to confirm Rice, also voiced objections and said their meetings with Rice at the end of November 2012 did not ease their concerns. The Senate supported a resolution saying, "the violence in Benghazi coincided with an attack on the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, which was also swarmed by an angry mob of protesters on September 11, 2012", and making no mention of Al Qaeda.
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    Human rights activists took issue with Rice and U.S. foreign policy generally in 2012 for working against UN statements that criticized Rwanda for supporting a rebel group in Congo known for committing atrocities. On September 11, 2012, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya was attacked, resulting in the deaths of the United States Ambassador to Libya J.
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    In January 2012, after the Russian and Chinese veto of another Security Council resolution calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, Rice strongly condemned both countries, saying, "They put a stake in the heart of efforts to resolve this conflict peacefully", and adding that "we the United States are standing with the people of Syria.
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    In 2012, when serving as UN ambassador, Rice opposed efforts to publicly censure Rwandan President Paul Kagame for again supporting a Congolese rebel group, this time in the 2012 Congo conflict, despite the sacking of the regional capital of Goma.
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  • 2011
    Age 46
    As the 2011 Libyan civil war progressed, Rice made clear that the United States and the international community saw a clear choice for Gaddafi and his aides: step down from power or face significant consequences.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    It had previously been updated in 2010.
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    The 2010 National Security Strategy was referred to by Rice as a "dramatic departure" from its predecessor.
  • 2008
    Age 43
    On December 1, 2008, Rice was nominated by president-elect Obama to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a position which he restored to cabinet level.
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    On November 5, 2008, Rice was named to the advisory board of the Obama–Biden Transition Project.
    Rice went on leave from the Brookings Institution to serve as a senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    During the 2004 presidential campaign, Rice served as a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry.
  • 2002
    Age 37
    In 2002, she joined the Brookings Institution as senior fellow in the foreign policy program.
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  • 2001
    Age 36
    Rice was managing director and principal at Intellibridge from 2001 to 2002.
  • 1998
    Age 33
    On July 7, 1998, Rice was a member of an American delegation to visit detained Nigerian president-elect Basorun M.K.O. Abiola.
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  • 1997
    Age 32
    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a longtime mentor and family friend to Rice, urged Clinton to appoint Rice as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in 1997.
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  • 1996
    Age 31
    Rice supported the Rwandan, Ugandan, AFDL and Angolan invasion of Zaire (later known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) from Rwanda in 1996 and overthrow of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, saying privately that "Anything's better than Mobutu."
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 29
    At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rice reportedly said, "If we use the word 'genocide' and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November election?" She subsequently acknowledged the mistakes made at the time and felt that a debt needed repaying.
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  • 1993
    Age 28
    Rice served in the Clinton administration in various capacities: at the National Security Council (NSC) from 1993 to 1997; as director for international organizations and peacekeeping from 1993 to 1995; and as special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs from 1995 to 1997.
  • 1992
    Age 27
    Rice married Canadian-born ABC News producer Ian Officer Cameron on September 12, 1992 at the St. Albans School chapel.
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  • 1990
    Age 25
    She was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, from mid-1990, when she received her degree from Oxford, to early 1992, when she worked for the Clinton campaign.
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  • 1989
    Age 24
    Islamists took control in Sudan in a 1989 coup d'état and the United States adopted a policy of disengagement with the authoritarian regime throughout the 1990s. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, however, some critics charged that the U.S. should have moderated its policy toward Sudan earlier, since the influence of Islamists there waned in the second half of 1990s and Sudanese officials began to indicate an interest in accommodating U.S. concerns with respect to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, who had been living in Sudan until he was expelled in May 1996.
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  • 1988
    Age 23
    Rice was a foreign policy aide to Michael Dukakis during the 1988 presidential election.
    Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, Rice attended New College, Oxford, where she earned a MPhil in 1988 and DPhil in 1990.
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  • 1986
    Age 21
    Rice attended Stanford University, where she received a Truman Scholarship and graduated with a BA in history in 1986.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on November 17, 1964.
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