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Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (April 24, 1941 – December 13, 2010) was an American diplomat and author. He was the only person to have held the position of Assistant Secretary of State for two different regions of the world (Asia from 1977 to 1981 and Europe from 1994 to 1996).
May 01, 2019 · Richard Holbrooke’s story is well known – he was the larger-than-life diplomat and idealist who never achieved the Secretary of State job he craved, in part because of his tragic flaws of egotism and self-promotion.
Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat who brokered the Dayton Accords (1995) to end the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN; 1999–2001), and was the special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009–10) in the administration of Pres. Barack
Dec 11, 2010 · Richard Holbrooke, long-time diplomat who negotiated peace in Bosnia, served as President Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and was President Clinton's Ambassador to the United ...
May 09, 2019 · Richard Holbrooke was a large man with gargantuan appetites — for food and women and movies and acclaim and, above all, diplomatic and undiplomatic maneuvering — appetites that struggled to ...
Dec 14, 2010 · Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke, generally known as Dick, was born in Manhattan. Though his parents were ethnic Jews, they had little sense of Jewish identity, and were atheists.
Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era.
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