Antony John Blinken (born April 16, 1962) is an American government official and diplomat serving as the 71st United States secretary of state since January 26, 2021. He previously served as deputy national security advisor from 2013 to 2015 and deputy secretary of state from 2015 to 2017 under President Barack Obama.
The Taliban swept across Afghanistan last month, seizing control of almost all key towns and cities in the backdrop of withdrawal of the US forces that began on 1 May
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Jan 26, 2021 · Mr. Blinken attended grade school and high school in Paris, where he received a French Baccalaureat degree with high honors. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School. He and his wife Evan Ryan have two children.
Sep 22, 2021 · Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State. Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission. The Palace Hotel. New York City, New York. September 22, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 · Antony Blinken left Americans stranded in Afghanistan and lied about it. He drastically underestimated the Taliban ’s strength and then tried to negotiate with them from a position of weakness ...
Aug 25, 2021 · SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. I’d like to give you all an update on the situation in Afghanistan and our ongoing efforts there, particularly as they relate to U.S. citizens, and then I’m very happy to take your questions. Let me begin with my profound appreciation for our diplomats and service members who are working around the […]
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Antony John Blinken was born on Monday, April 16, 1962 (age 58 years; as of 2020), in Yonkers, New York City, New York, U.S. While growing up in New York City, Blinken attended the prestigious Dalton School. The Washington Post In 1971, he moved to Paris, France along with his divorced mother and her new husband, Holocaust survivor and lawyer, Samuel Pisar. Blinken spent most of his teenage days in Paris where he attended École Jeannine Manuel, a private co-educational day school. École Jeannine Manuel Facebook PageA photograph of Blinken in his high-school yearbook is inscribed with the Pink Floyd lyrics, According to Blinken, during adolescence, he was torn between pursuing the arts and politics, and he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University where he joined The Harvard Crimson, the daily student newspaper of Harvard University, as a freshman and ultimately edited the paper. Jewish Virtual Library While in Harvard, Blinken also edited the weekly art magaz...
Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations
Over two decades in Clinton and Bush administrations, Antony Blinken held many key foreign policy positions, such as the United States National Security Council staff at the White House (from 1994 to 2001), Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Strategic Planning and NSC Senior Director for Speechwriting (from 1994 to 1998), and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Canadian Affairs (from 1999 to 2001). Reportedly, while Blinken was worki...
During Obama’s presidential run in 2008, Obama chose Biden as his running mate, and after Obama became the president, he gave Biden a broad portfolio that included the portfolio to oversee the administration’s Iraq policy. While talking about Blinken’s valuable contribution to the Iraq policy, Biden says, Later, Blinken became close to Obama, and Obama inducted him into an integral part of a small circle of national security experts. While serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Nati...
In Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, Antony Blinken worked as a foreign policy advisor. On November 22, 2020, many media houses including The New York Times and Bloomberg News reported him as Joe Biden’s presumptive nominee for Secretary of State. On January 26, 2021, he was sworn in as 71st United States Secretary of State.Food:Pizza, Smoked SalmonWine:Cabernet SauvignonColor:GrayFlower:TulipsAuthor(s):Philip Roth, Milan Kundera, Michael Chabon, David McCullough, Evan MorrisFictional Character(s):Phil Dunphy, Jack Bauer
Reportedly, when Blinken was interviewed at Dalton school as a kindergartener, the teacher asked him what he thought of a painting on the wall, and Blinken replied, Some people would call it a pain...