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Statement by Gov. Richardson Regarding Matthew Heath’s Attempted Suicide

Monday, June 20, 2022

I was deeply concerned to hear early today from Matthew Heath’s family about Matthew’s attempted suicide over the weekend at his prison cell in Venezuela. Let me be clear – this is a life and death situation that should be taken with the utmost seriousness by everyone involved. It is my intention to press theRead the full article »

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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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GQ Magazine: The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

Monday, July 23, 2018

BY: DOUG BOCK CLARK , GQ Magazine Online (originally published in the August 2018 issue) July 23, 2018 President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew. 1. Homecoming On a humid morningRead the full article »

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Foreign Policy Podcast – How to Haggle With a Dictator

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Foreign Policy – May 18, 2018, 8:19 PM Bill Richardson has made eight missions to North Korea to negotiate the release of American captives. He sat down with Foreign Policy to explain how it’s done.    Bill Richardson has been a governor, a congressman, and a Cabinet secretary. During a long political career, he carved outRead the full article »

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Power Grab in Gambia: A U.S. News Op-Ed By Governor Richardson

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Governor Richardson comments on the precarious future of Gambia post-election, and calls on the support of the United States and international allies for the Gambian people in an effort to bring about true and lasting progress. His op-ed can be found here:

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How should the U.S., U.N. deal with North Korea?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on mounting concerns over North Korea and the 2016 presidential race. Watch the video on Fox Business »

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Richardson Center president speaks about North Korea in TIME Magazine

Friday, January 8, 2016

The reported H-bomb test is a reminder of the need to engage Kim Yong Un The nuclear test, reported this week by North Korea as a detonation of a hydrogen bomb, is a very serious matter. While it is doubtful that this indeed was a hydrogen bomb or a different variation of a nuclear device,Read the full article »

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Gov. Richardson on MSNBC: “US needs to re-engage with N. Korea”

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, and former Gov. Bill Richardson, (D-N.M.), discuss the geopolitical implications of North Korea’s nuclear bomb testing. Watch full video at

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Saudi/Iran Crisis Needs Mediation: Bill Richardson on CNBC Squawk Box

Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, and former Gov. Bill Richardson, (D-N.M.), discuss the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran. We need Saudi Arabia to form a coalition to fight ISIS, says Richardson. Watch the video at

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Bill Richardson doubts N Korea claims of H-bomb

January 6, 2016 – Governor Bill Richardson talks to CNBC about his doubts on North Korea’s claims of having an H-Bomb. He does caution we should still take the situation seriously. Read the whole story and watch the video at