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Lee H. Hamilton
April 20, 1931 -
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

Aid can work where there is good governance, and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.


One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience.


Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered.


Now the difficulty with those warnings is that they were not specific.


Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics.


A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.


When you're talking with a person at this level of the government, at the very highest level, I think you have to be very discreet because he, President Clinton, is very aware that anything he says publicly can have a profound impact on American politics and on world politics.


The temptations are great to simply retreat to the domain of private life and give up on our public problems.


So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia.


You'll remember Dr. Rice said that several times: It was not a warning about the place and the method and the time - it was a general warning. And that points out the imperfection, if you would, of our intelligence.


Democracy fascinates me.


This nation is never finished. It has to be re-created in each generation.


President George W. Bush is the first American president to call openly for two-states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.


But despite this breathtaking pace, I believe in the capacity of our democracy to meet these challenges.


The U.S has acquired reservoirs of goodwill around the globe over many years. But it is clear - from polling data and ample anecdotal evidence - that America is losing its allure in much of the world.


Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.


Addressing global resentment cannot be put off. If we do not learn to use our predominant power with great restraint, we will antagonize the world.


U.S. officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking a comprehensive modernization of its military. The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter.


We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law.


China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding.


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