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Redefining the Meaning of Success: Hillary Clinton’s Next Great Challenge?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 8, 2013

By Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief at The Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna HuffingtonWe don’t yet know what big challenge Hillary Clinton will take on next, but that she will bring her considerable talents to something big and worthwhile is not in question. Whether or not that challenge is trying to become the first woman president, she’s in a unique position to help redefine success by using her experience to address the issue of stress in the workplace.

Lack of sleep, overwork, and burnout are defining features of America’s business and political culture. They’re not just endemic in corporate suites and the corridors of power — they’re often the standard on which professional advancement is based. This has enormous consequences for our health, on our health care system, on our families and our children, and on our economy. And it makes it much harder to produce leaders capable of making good decisions. Having accomplished so much, and having done it in such a way that causes nobody to question her work ethic, her ability, her drive, her willingness to burn the candle at both ends, Hillary Clinton is in a singular position to change this. She’s proven that women can do anything, and now she can prove that women can do anything differently — and better.

Certainly, she’s well acquainted with the problem — perhaps more so than anybody on earth — having flown more than 900,000 miles to 112 different countries and, possibly even more taxing, having sat in 1,700 meetings with world leaders during her tenure as Secretary of State.

“I hope I get to sleep in,” she told ABC’s Cynthia McFadden about her upcoming plans. “It will be the first time in many years. I have no office to go to, no schedule to keep, no work to do.”

And here’s how she put it to Andrea Mitchell: “I don’t have any real plans to make any decisions. I’m looking forward to some very quiet time catching up on everything from sleep, to reading, to walking with my family. I think it’s hard to imagine for me what it will be like next week when I wake and have nowhere to go. Maybe I’ll go back to sleep for a change!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Hillary Clinton Rumor: ‘I Really Don’t Believe’ I’ll Run For President Again

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 13, 2012

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ClintonPalinHillary Clinton is throwing more cold water on rumors of a 2016 presidential campaign, telling ABC’s Barbara Walters that she doesn’t “believe” she will run for the country’s top office again.

The interview, which airs Wednesday night, was part of “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year.” This is the third time Clinton has been honored in the annual special.

“I’ve said I really don’t believe that that’s something I will do again,” Clinton said of a presidential bid. “I am so grateful I had the experience of doing it before. I think there are lots of ways to serve, so I’ll continue to serve.”

Clinton, whose notable career has spanned the roles of first lady, senator from New York, 2008 presidential candidate and now secretary of state, said she wants to “see what else is out there.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Israel-Gaza Conflict Reaches Cease-Fire After Egyptians, U.S. Broker Deal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 22, 2012

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WASHINGTON — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire in the week-old conflagration in Gaza that has left more than a hundred dead and many more wounded.

The halt in hostilities was announced during a Wednesday press conference in Cairo, Egypt, by the Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed Kamel Amr. He was joined by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has spent the past 18 hours engaged in a whirlwind tour of diplomacy in a hasty attempt to reach a peace deal.

The cease-fire is set to take effect at 9 p.m. Cairo time, or 2 p.m. EST. More than 140 Palestinians, and five Israelis, have been killed in the conflict, which was almost entirely conducted by airstrike, rocket and drone.

Egyptian mediators told Reuters that Hamas believes it has won “guarantees” from the Israeli government to stop assassinating its leaders, and to ease the way for Palestinians to move across the borders of the Gaza Strip. Israelis say that if the rocket fire from Gaza does not stop, they hold the right to redouble their military strikes in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clinton: Russia and China will ‘pay price’ for supporting Assad

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 7, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a meeting of the "Friends of the Syrian People" at the MFA Conference Center July 6, 2012 in Paris, France (AFP Photo Pool/Brendan Smialowski)

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a meeting of the “Friends of the Syrian People” at the MFA Conference Center July 6, 2012 in Paris, France (AFP Photo Pool/Brendan Smialowski)

Russia rejects in the strongest possible terms allegations that it supports President Assad in the Syrian conflict. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Moscow and Beijing must ‘pay a price’ for backing Assad.

“I do not believe that Russia and China are paying any price at all – nothing at all – for standing up on behalf of the Assad regime.  The only way that will change is if every nation represented here directly and urgently makes it clear that Russia and China will pay a price,” Clinton warned.­

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov  said the west is operating within a friend-or-foe framework that he called outmoded.

“We categorically reject that such a question would even be posed regarding the current situation in Syria and Russia’s ‘backing’ of President Bashar Assad. This is not a question of supporting certain political figures or leaders. This is a question of managing a crisis situation in the country within a normal political framework,” Ryabkov said.

“Unfortunately, we’re unable to get a basic understanding from our western partners. The west is still appealing to “friend-or-foe” terms. We considered such terminology to be a thing of the past,” Ryabkov explained.

Russia and China once again opted not to attend the “Friends of Syria” meeting. Neither Moscow nor Beijing believe the meeting in the French capital will be helpful in uniting the Syrian opposition “on a constructive basis”.

We have frankly laid out the reasons why we have restrained from joining the mechanism, the very name of which has a contradiction between the word and the deed,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can India Balance Its Ties with the U.S. and Iran?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 9, 2012

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US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton (L) meets with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on May 7, 2012.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her visit to Kolkata and New Delhi this week to urge India to up its efforts in reducing oil imports from Iran. In remarks made in Kolkata, Clinton commended the cuts India has made in the last few years, but said that it is part of “India’s role in the international community” to go further and join the U.S.-led effort to pressure Tehran to open its nuclear program up to inspections.

(READ: To confront Iran, will the U.S. risk ties with India?)

In late June, the U.S. will be imposing sanctions targeting the financial institutions of nations that don’t cut back on their Iranian oil imports. The heat got turned up a notch for both India and South Korea — both big customers for Tehran — since Clinton announced in March that 10 European nations as well as Japan, which is in the midst of an energy crunch after last year’s tsunami and nuclear crisis, earned an exemption from the sanctions after slashing their imports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepali New Year (Bikram Sambat) Message from US President

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 13, 2012

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 12, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Nepal as you celebrate the New Year.

As Nepalis around the world reflect on the achievements of the past year and look ahead to new possibilities and
opportunities, know that the United States stands with you as a steadfast friend and partner. We look forward to working with Nepal to continue to strengthen the foundations of peace and prosperity in the years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clinton offers Gulf states joint AMD shield against Iran

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 31, 2012

From left to right: Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad Al-Sabah, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal attend a US- Gulf Cooperation Council forum at the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretariat on March 31, 2012 in Riyadh. (AFP Photo / Fayez Nureldine) 

From left to right: Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad Al-Sabah, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal attend a US- Gulf Cooperation Council forum at the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretariat on March 31, 2012 in Riyadh. (AFP Photo / Fayez Nureldine)

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed improved strategies with Arab Gulf states on maritime security and missile defense to counter the threat of Iran.

Clinton told a security conference in Saudi Arabia on Saturday that US commitment to the Gulf is “rock-solid and unwavering.” She stressed the US and Gulf governments share concerns about Iran’s nuclear activity and that partnership with the US has “enormous potential” to advance common interests.

Raising security ties from a bilateral to a multilateral level, Clinton is breaking new ground by taking part in the first strategic cooperation forum between Washington and the six-country Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

She said the US and Gulf States should take “practical and specific steps to strengthen mutual security, such as helping militaries improve interoperability, cooperate on maritime security and missile defense, and coordinate responses to crises.” US officials have said it is a US “priority” to help the GCC build a “regional missile defense architecture” against what they see as a looming ballistic missile threat from Iran. Read the rest of this entry »

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Personality: A SMALL GIRL’S BIG, BIG VOICE (Suma Tharu)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 13, 2012

A Weekend of Fearless Women

From Hillary Clinton and Meryl Streep to IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Nobel winner Leymah Gbowee, complete coverage of our 2012 summit.

From top girl crush Christine Lagarde on ‘Lehman Sisters’ to Meryl Streep riveted backstage and Hillary Clinton’s embrace of Burmese activist Zin Mar Aung, Tina Brown shares her favorite moments from the third Women in the World summit.

Something wonderful happened at this year’s third Women in the World Summit. It really was not just a summit, but a happening that brought out the very best in everyone on stage and off, at the Lincoln Center and at the United Nations, where my summit cohost Diane von Furstenberg presented the DVF awards to such women of courage as Jaycee Dugard.

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Marc Bryan-Brown

So many mothers brought their daughters to the summit. So many daughters brought their mothers. Has Christine Lagarde, our guest at the opening night dinner, ever been more convincing or more captivating, with the sheen of her white satin jabot blouse matching her hank of silver hair? (For girl crushes in the dinner audience, Lagarde took the prize.) “If Lehman Brothers had been a bit more Lehman Sisters…we would not have had the degree of tragedy that we had as a result of what happened,” she told Niall Ferguson archly. Read the rest of this entry »

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West’s policy on Syria could ignite WWIII

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 5, 2012

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Russia Elections: Vladimir Putin Slams Hillary Rodham Clinton For Supporting Protesters

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 8, 2011


What Clinton doing that is her political religion and Putin also doing his political religion. Both of them are political spiritual persons:

MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, facing the possibility of nationwide protests against his rule, on Thursday accused U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of instigating demonstrators in the wake of the disputed parliamentary election.

The comments came as opposition supporters largely stayed off the streets after three nights of sizeable protests. No protests were seen in Moscow and only a small one where 10 people were arrested was reported in St. Petersburg.

But the wave of discontent – which has already undercut Putin’s public persona of being both strong and beloved – may be far from cresting. More than 30,000 people have promised on a Facebook page to attend a Saturday protest in Moscow and similar rallies have been called for more than 70 other cities.

Putin, in televised remarks, accused the U.S. of encouraging and funding the Russians protesting the alleged election fraud in Sunday’s elections. By recently describing Russia’s election as rigged, Clinton “gave a signal” to his opponents, said Putin, who also warned of a wider Russian crackdown on dissent.

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Forbes Most Powerful People List: Women Take Only 6 Out Of 70 Spots

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 4, 2011

   

Yesterday, Forbes released its list of the world’s 70 Most Powerful People. You would think that such a list would be filled with fascinating people of both sexes. But Forbes could only think of six women to fill the ranks.

While many have commented on the fact that President Barack Obama took the top spot, Forbes‘ decision to honor just six women — that’s 8% of the world’s “70 who matter” — caught us off guard.

This stands in stark contrast to the Time 100 list for 2011, which includes 34 women (34% of the list for those keeping count).

In a separate list, Forbes ranks the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. The vast majority of these women didn’t make the Most Powerful People list.

According to Forbes, the ranking takes into account four factors — the number of people a person has power over, the financial resources a person controls, the number of spheres of influence the person has, and how actively the person wields his or her power.

Are these criteria rigidly objective, or did other female leaders deserve to make Forbes‘ list?

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Hillary Clinton On Surprise Visit To Kabul

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 20, 2011


US with diplomatic muscle in Istanbul.

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is encouraging Afghanistan’s wary leadership to keep up Taliban reconciliation efforts and boosting counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan as the Obama administration presses ahead with troop withdrawal plans.

Clinton arrived in Kabul late Wednesday on an unannounced visit and was scheduled to see President Hamid Karzai, other top Afghan officials and civic leaders on Thursday. Her trip came after Karzai expressed frustration with attempts to woo Taliban fighters away from the insurgency amid increasing attacks by the Taliban-allied, Pakistan-based Haqqani network.

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Hillary Clinton In Libya To Offer New Aid Package

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 18, 2011


11 million for Libya? That is just 1/10th of last Euro lottery prize.
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Hillary Clinton Promotes Women’s Rights Treaty That U.S. Has Not Yet Joined

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2011


Hillary Clinton, first US must sign before to promote it
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Forbes Most Powerful Women: Top 10 World Figures (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 24, 2011


Specially this year is the year of female
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