A Conversation with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI:
A Conversation with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

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This chapter presents an interview with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rice explains whether the United States should apply the Geneva Conventions that forbid torture, cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of any person in the custody or control of the United States. She also comments on the latest Confidence in Foreign Policy Index released by a group called Public Agenda in cooperation with Foreign Affairs Magazine showing that 58% of Americans believe democracy is something that countries only come to on their own when they are ready for it; the United States’ view of Iraq as a threat to international peace and security; use of foreign law and international law; democracy in Russia; what needs to be done in Afghanistan and Iraq; death penalty; and human rights.

Keywords: Condoleezza Rice; United States; Geneva Conventions; torture; democracy; Russia; Iraq; Afghanistan; human rights; death penalty

Chapter.  8441 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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