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Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, greets guests at the Republic of South Sudan Independence Day celebrations in Juba, South Sudan on July 9, 2011.
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December 12, 2012 - CISAC In the News

Weinstein: Susan Rice "uniquely qualified" to lead State Department

Appeared in Huffington Post, December 11, 2012

In this piece for Huffington Post, Jeremy Weinstein defends Ambassador Susan Rice's career, saying that the potential candidate for Secretary of State is "uniquely qualified" for the position due to her impressive record as a diplomat in Africa and the Middle East. Rice's career has been subjected to intense partisan and media scrutiny, which he says is unwarranted.

Weinstein hopes that President Obama will nominate Rice to be the next Secretary of State, calling her "an independent thinker, forthright in her views, who has the intellectual fortitude and diplomatic agility to strengthen U.S. leadership in a rapidly changing world."

Topics: Middle East & North Africa