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Here is Rex Tillerson’s address to the Arctic Council in Fairbanks. Bolded emphasis is mine. Remarks at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Fairbanks, Alaska May 11, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you, foreign ministers, permanent participant heads of delegation, Arctic Council observers, […]

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You probably saw some photos like this from yesterday kindly provided by the Russian Foreign Ministry since American photo journalists were barred from the Oval Office during this meeting. My prediction was incorrect about a Lavrov/Tillerson meeting. They did indeed meet at the State Department although Tillerson was not included in the White House sit-down. […]

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Never mind that the melting of the ice cap has a human cause — well mind, but put it aside for the moment. The Arctic: Source of Conflict or Cooperation? Tillerson and Lavrov are expected at this week’s meeting of Arctic Council at time of heightened tension An icebreaker in Russia’s port of Dudinka earlier […]

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The United States has four coasts subject to the perils presented by climate change: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Arctic. As a nation with land above the Arctic Circle, we belong to the Arctic Council. When she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton participated regularly in Arctic Council summits hosted […]

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Speaking to the Montreal Board of Trade last night, Hillary Clinton warned the audience of increased Russian activity in the Arctic and hung responsibility for another Cold War on Vladimir Putin’s doorknob. As Secretary of State,  Hillary was an active participant in the Arctic Council and repeatedly echoed the message that we are an Arctic […]

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Here is the video of Hillary’s welcome this morning.  Bear in mind, she flew home yesterday.  She has this speech down cold (no teleprompter).  She blows me away! Apr. 6, 2009 Opening remarks by Secretary Clinton at the Joint Session of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the Arctic Council, 50th Anniversary of the Antarctic […]

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Hillary begins the chapter at Cop15 in Copenhagen, December 2009.  She attended with President Obama. It is now diplomatic lore.  Representatives of the most important nations they wanted to speak with, China, Brazil, India, and South Africa were somehow not to be found.  Concluding that this had to mean a secret meeting among them, Hillary […]

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Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR Interview Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC January 29, 2013     QUESTION: Very good. Well, I do want to talk. We have so much to talk about and not much time, I know. But I want to begin with Benghazi. You’ve talked about Benghazi as one […]

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Remarks to the Millennium Challenge Corporation Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Millennium Challenge Corporation Washington, DC November 27, 2012 SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, all. Thank you. Well, it’s wonderful to be here and to have this opportunity to tell you in person how much I value the work that you do every day. […]

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Energy Diplomacy in the 21st Century Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Georgetown University Washington, DC October 18, 2012 Thank you. Well, it is wonderful to be back here at Georgetown and in one of the most beautiful venues not only in Washington but anywhere, to have this chance to talk with you about […]

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