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Richardson: Release Shows N. Korea Is Ready For Dialogue

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Two Americans jailed in North Korea have arrived home. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with former U.S. Ambassador Bill Richardson, who has previously negotiated hostage releases with Pyongyang. Listen to the dialogue at RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Rachel Martin. The two Americans held prisoner in North Korea arrivedRead the full article »

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The Gaza War: Who is Just? Who is to Blame? and Why These are the Wrong Questions

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I’ve been struggling with getting my thoughts out — writing, deleting and re-writing — since I know that what I have to say may upset my Israeli and Palestinian friends alike, as well as their respective supporters. It seems that most people on either side have lost the emotional ability and space to recognize theRead the full article »

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Sec. Kerry’s Opportunity in Burma: Political Pressure Coupled With Economic Development

The open windows on the second floor of the Mandaley farmers’ association office do nothing to ease the unbearable heat of a balmy Mandaley afternoon in Burma. No breeze to speak of. But that doesn’t keep over 60 local farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs from a lively exchange as they inspect and dissect with theirRead the full article »

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Bill Richardson Appears with Newt Gingrich on CNN’s Crossfire

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newt sickened by Obama defense The third “B” in the collapse of our national security system and the State Department hit this week. The release of five very high-value terrorist leaders as a swap for one U.S. serviceman was the third strike against the Obama administration’s policy of defeat, dishonesty and self-delusion. When Congress startsRead the full article »

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Governor Bill Richardson and Mexico President Peña Nieto have a friendly discussion in Mexico City, June 2013

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Governor Bill Richardson and Mexico President Peña Nieto   Governor Bill Richardson and Ambassador Wayne

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Gov. Bill Richardson’s Statement on Mandela’s Passing

Friday, December 6, 2013

“Nelson Mandela’s death leaves a huge void in the world. The world’s greatest statesman is gone. I will never forget his grace, his kindness, his friendship and his diplomatic skills as he helped me navigate the Congolese civil war in the late 90’s. Rest in peace, Mandiba.” Gov’s Statement in the Media:

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Richardson: North Korean attack on US would be ‘suicidal’

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson said Thursday that if North Korea launches a threatened military strike against the United States, it would be a “suicidal” decision for Pyongyang. “There’s been a lot of rhetoric and not a lot of action … but I think our response has been appropriate: Cool, calmRead the full article »

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Rodale Books Acquires Former Governor of New Mexico and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Bill Richardson’s new book How to Sweet Talk a Shark

Monday, March 18, 2013

Contact Info: Yelena Gitlin Nesbit Senior Communications Director/Rodale Books 212-573-0296/ For Immediate Release: Rodale Books Acquires Former Governor of New Mexico and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Bill Richardson’s new book How to Sweet Talk a Shark NEW YORK, NY,  – Rodale Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of former Governor of NewRead the full article »

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Time for a reboot with North Korea

Friday, February 1, 2013

By Bill Richardson and Mickey Bergman, Friday, February 1, 1:58 PM Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico, was energy secretary and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Clinton administration. Mickey Bergman is senior adviser to the Richardson Center for Global Engagement and executive director of the Aspen Institute Global AlliancesRead the full article »

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Visit by Google Chairman May Benefit North Korea

Thursday, January 10, 2013

BEIJING — As a work of propaganda, the images that North Koreacirculated this week showing Google’s executive chairman, Eric E. Schmidt, touring a high-tech incubation center are hard to beat. With former Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico at his side, Mr. Schmidt, who is fond of describing the Internet as the enemy of despots,Read the full article »