As nationalism may seduce the masses, so may vanity have the same effect upon individual diplomats engaged in conflict resolution. While some may debate what strategic interests, conspiracies or prejudices are at play in motivating policy, too frequently it may be the egos of the personalities involved.
We are in danger of losing the most pressing global security and justice challenges of our times. That's what motivates a prestigious blue ribbon panel, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright and Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the former Foreign Minister of Nigeria and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
Watching my mother pick up the financial pieces of her life over and over again is why I talk about careers and, frankly, why I've worked so hard in my own. My husband is an amazing man and I love him dearly, but if he left me tomorrow, I could stand on my feet. I tripled my salary in eight years so, yes, I'd be fine.