Secretary Clinton to the Fore

This afternoon, in her most high-profile remarks yet in her capacity as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton articulated a sweeping view of United States foreign policy, from Iran to the Middle East to Europe. She argued that a greater emphasis on diplomacy, cooperation, and engagement, coupled with traditional power, would strengthen American interests and modernize global institutions in the 21st century.
In an hour-long speech and then a question-and-answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Clinton peppered her remarks with personal notes last heard on the campaign trail. But she mostly focused on making the case for what she again called “smart power,” a common sense approach to international affairs that stressed common interests even with countries less-than-sympathetic to the United States.

Secretary Clinton to the Fore