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Madeleine Albright, America's first female Secretary of State, has died at the age of 84

Madeleine Albright, America’s first female Secretary of State, has died at the age of 84

Madeleine Albright at the Grand Hotel, Amsterdam.Statue Stephen vonfleteron

Albright served as Secretary of State in the administration of President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. She was the first woman in American history to hold this position. Before he became a minister, Albright was ambassador to the United Nations on behalf of the United States.

One of his most important achievements was the formation of an international NATO alliance to intervene in the Balkan War. In addition, as one of the prime ministers in the post-Cold War era, he was committed to reducing the number of nuclear weapons.

Albright was born in 1937 in Prague to Mary Jana Korpelova. The Czech-Jewish family fled to London after the Nazi invasion. In 1948, the family emigrated to the United States, where he grew up to be a Catholic. Until 1997, when he became a minister, he discovered his Jewish background after researching a newspaper.

Early in his life, Albright was politically active. He joined the Democratic Party at the age of eighteen. She initially began her career as a reporter for the Denver Post, where she also met her fianc Joseph Albright, who divorced him in 1983.

He received his doctorate in 1976 from Columbia University for his contribution to the Brock Spring Press, after which he began a long career with the Democrats, which eventually led to his career in the late 1990s.

Even after his career, Albright remained active in public debate. A Interview on Volkskrant In 2020, he expressed his concerns about the international status of the United States under then-President Donald Trump. Under his rule, Albright felt his country slipping further.

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He was involved in world politics until shortly before his death. Albright wrote last month Comment article The New York Times called the Russian invasion of Ukraine a “historic mistake” and said the war had not yet begun.