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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says farewell to State Department employees at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 1, 2013.
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February 11, 2013 - CISAC In the News

Hillary Clinton leaves mixed legacy as secretary of state

Appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2013

CISAC Affiliate Anja Manuel discusses the legacy that Hillary Clinton left as secretary of state. Manuel places Clinton's achievements and failures in context with other domestic and foreign forces, including political reforms in Myanmar, the deaths of four Americans in Libya, and the lack of a White House strategy on Egypt and Syria.

Ultimately, Manuel says: "A President Hillary Clinton might have pursued a more robust foreign policy than she was permitted to do as secretary of state."


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