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Articles by Ambassador Richard S. Williamson

Georgian Elections and ‘the Great Game’ Friday, November 8, 2013
With the recent presidential election, Georgians have reached another milestone toward sustainable democracy. But Russia still seeks to pull Georgia into its ...
Benghazi Matters Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Benghazi attack raises fundamental questions on how to keep America safe and whether to trust the administration. We need a substantive debate on how to ...
Charles Taylor and Closing the Gates of Hell Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The conviction of Charles Taylor cannot undo the terrible crimes he committed, but it will contribute to reconciliation and renewal in Sierra Leone and ...
Time to Reset Obama’s Reset Policy Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Russia is yet another example of President Obama's naïve foreign policy, which has left American interests weakened and our values compromised.
Egyptian Raids Seek to Halt Freedom’s March Thursday, January 5, 2012
It is time for America to stop giving the Egyptian authorities a blank check. President Obama must clearly condemn the outrageous escalation of repression in ...
‘It Is a New Day for My Sons’ Tuesday, November 22, 2011
As it begins its post-election path, Tunisia can be the historic lever that changes the Arab world forever.
Blood, Oil, and Sudan Thursday, July 7, 2011
Southern Sudan’s independence is a considerable achievement for Africans—but a proposed oil revenue split could jeopardize peace.
Freedom’s March: Egypt at the Tipping Point Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Today, in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, we again discover that people everywhere undeniably want dignity, opportunity, and a responsive, representative ...
'Chávez Has Begun to Take the Path of Dictatorship' Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The United States is failing to defend and project its principles, its values, and the universal human rights to which all people everywhere are entitled.
Turning a Blind Eye to Egypt Thursday, September 30, 2010
Since President Obama’s Cairo speech, his administration has been disturbingly quiet in word and deed about the Egyptian government’s repression of democracy.
Somaliland and the March of Freedom Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The most recent entry in freedom’s ledger was written in late June in an unlikely corner of East Africa.
China, America, and a New World Order Tuesday, May 18, 2010
For years the major question regarding China has been whether it will embrace the post–World War II order. The answer is no.
Afghanistan’s Historic Election Friday, August 28, 2009
The foundation for self-determination and responsible, responsive, representative government is stronger today.
Human Rights and Democracy Betrayed Thursday, July 23, 2009
The early months of the Obama administration suggest that it has fallen prey to a false and foolish choice. The values and impulse of idealism that animated ...