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新しい大使も女性

 
スーザンライス元国連大使はこのブログでも取り上げたことがありますが、後任のSamantha Powerさんも女性です。6月の就任会見です。



シリアへの対応で国連大使である彼女に関心が集まっていることをニューヨークタイムズが記事にしていました。

A New U.S. Player, Put on World Stage by Syria
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Published: September 22, 2013

Now Ms. Power, a former senior aide on the National Security Council and a former war reporter who emigrated from Ireland, must negotiate for peace in a new public role as Mr. Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations. The president’s abrupt decision not to use force in Syria has thrust her into the middle of contentious talks to create a United Nations Security Council resolution mandating the elimination of Mr. Assad’s chemical arsenal by the middle of next year.

She will be on the spot on Monday, her diplomatic debut, as Mr. Obama arrives in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. A woman known for her closeness to the president and the soaring prose of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide, “A Problem From Hell,” Ms. Power is the lead American negotiator in the difficult, gritty business of arguing with the Russians, Syria’s patrons, who have already rejected the notion of using force if Mr. Assad does not comply.

Even her supporters wonder if the untested Ms. Power will be tough enough, a question with big implications. Secretary of State John Kerry will work with her on the resolution, but her role is so central that her performance — in her first weeks on the job — will help determine America’s future course in Syria.




記事のさわりを読んでも、上の動画を見ても彼女が武力介入に積極的な立場であることが分かります。2011年でのリビア軍事介入に関わっていたようです。

Over the past two and a half years, Ms. Power — who in her role in the White House in 2011 helped orchestrate the American intervention in Libya — was unable to persuade the president to do the same in Syria, even after evidence of small-scale chemical weapons attacks emerged this year.

One person close to Ms. Power said she had been advocating military action at least since then, and as far back as December of last year. The Aug. 21 sarin gas attack, which American intelligence agencies say killed more than 1,400 Syrians, nearly a third of them children, forced the issue onto Mr. Obama’s agenda.

“I don’t think she ever expected that every issue would be decided her way,” the person said, insisting on anonymity to share private conversations. “But she did want to be working for a president who was fully engaged, wrestling with this problem of how to respond to mass atrocities.”

今回、どのような方向でまとまるようになるかが注目されているようです。

Ms. Power, who aides say has been in daily negotiations on Syria, has described the United Nations process she is facing as “a rare moment of promise at the Security Council after two and a half years of deadlock and paralysis.” If she can help break that deadlock with a vote that results in Syria giving up its chemical weapons, foreign policy analysts say it could help lay the groundwork for broader talks on ending Syria’s bloody civil war.

But if she winds up with a toothless resolution, it could be an embarrassment, setting the tone for the rest of her ambassadorship. Of all people, she does not want to be the ambassador who becomes bogged down in a drawn-out diplomatic negotiation while thousands of Syrians remain at risk.

“She is facing the same dilemma that many diplomats face,” said Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. “Except for most of them, their convictions and ideals are not in the public domain in the form of a Pulitzer-Prize winning book.”


A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (P.S.)A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (P.S.)
(2007/09/18)
Samantha Power

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彼女はニューヨーカーの記者だったようで、記事では書籍も紹介されていました。TEDにも登場していたことを今知りました(汗)



この動画は日本語字幕がありませんでした。われわれ英語学習者も頑張る必要がありますね。英語学習者の資格がどうだとか、発音がきれいだとか、そんなものは普通の人にとってはどうでもいいことですからねえ。英語が話せない人の役に立つことをしたほうがずっといいに決まっています。

TEDの話については、ニューヨーカーでも記事が読めます。

THE ENVOY
The United Nations’ doomed mission to Iraq.
BY SAMANTHA POWER
JANUARY 7, 2008

さっそくこの記事を読んで見たいと思います。

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