Bill Clinton Boulevard in Pristina in This declaration was the catalyst of a war between Bosnian Serbswho wanted Bosnia to remain in the Yugoslav federation, and Bosnian Muslims and Croats. The Bosnian Serbs, who were supported by Serbiawere better equipped than the Muslims and the Croats; as a result, they populated and controlled much of the countryside in ways including besieging cities, such as the capital of Sarajevo. This caused widespread suffering, and in response Clinton proposed bombing Serb supply lines and lifting an embargo preventing the shipment of military arms to the former Yugoslavia a policy known as lift and strike.
For more information, please see the full notice. Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin, and U. In his inaugural address, Clinton saluted the service of his predecessor, George H. Bush, in the peaceful resolution of the conflict between the superpowers. He also recruited Strobe Talbott, a journalist and Russian expert, to assume a portfolio for the region, first as Ambassador-at-Large and then, from Februaryas Deputy Secretary of State.
By appointing Talbott, a close friend since both had served as Rhodes scholars in the late s, Clinton wanted to demonstrate his personal commitment to Russia in the emerging post-Cold War world. Such calculations were soon overtaken by events, however, as the challenges of managing relations between two former adversaries proved too much for his subordinates to handle on their own.
Clinton Presidential Library Like many of his predecessors, Bill Clinton tended to view relations with other countries through the prism of personality. In this case, Russia was personified by its President, Boris Yeltsin.
Clinton was strongly inclined not only to like Yeltsin but also to support his policies, in particular, his commitment to Russian democracy. For his first trip abroad, Clinton met Yeltsin in Vancouver in April At the time, and periodically throughout his term in office, Yeltsin faced growing opposition at home to his efforts to liberalize the economy and enact democratic reforms in Russia.
At Vancouver, Clinton promised Yeltsin strong support in the form of financial assistance to promote various programs, including funds to stabilize the economy, to house decommissioned military officers, and to employ nuclear scientists.
Congress—including broad, bipartisan majority in the Senate—approved the program in September. Although not always able to deliver such assistance, Clinton also supported Yeltsin and his position on economic and political matters by other means.
Clinton and Yeltsin also continued the bilateral cooperation, begun by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, to manage the most tangible, and terrifying, relics of the Cold War.
The control of nuclear weapons had always been one of the most difficult issues for the two superpowers to negotiate. The task in the s, however, was greatly complicated by the fact that Russia did not maintain control over the entire Soviet inventory; some strategic long-range and theater intermediate range nuclear weapons were also still based on the territory of at least Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
In terms of international law, and as a matter of foreign policy, the United States urged the four former Soviet republics to assume Soviet obligations under three arms control agreements: The Clinton administration soon discovered, however, that political concerns in Kiev and Almaty—in particular, fears of political interference from Moscow—impeded further progress not only in negotiating additional but also in implementing existing agreements.
Clinton and Yeltsin managed to address such concerns through a combination of security assurances and economic assistance.
After nearly two years of negotiations, the United States thus succeeded in transferring Soviet treaty obligations to reduce or eliminate nuclear weapons to post-Soviet successor states, who, in turn, agreed to transfer the weapons to Russia. Throughout the Clinton administration, U.
During the Cold War, the two sides organized on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain: When the Warsaw Pact formally disbanded in FebruaryNATO began to debate in earnest how to adapt the alliance to the realities of post-Cold War Europe, including a proposal to expand membership to include countries in the former Soviet sphere of influence.
The debate became more urgent with the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia, in particular, Bosnia-Herzegovina in April The topic for this paper is the United States policy towards the Caribbean country. of Haiti during the Clinton administration. The subjects which will be discussed are the.
issues of: Refugees, Foreign Aide as well as human rights the United States involvement. Jan 19, · ROBERTS: I want to bring in another voice to help us understand the history of policy towards Haitians seeking refuge in the U.S.
Joining us now is Jocelyn McCalla. The foreign policy of the Bill Clinton administration was the foreign policy of the United States from to under the Administration of President Bill Clinton.
Clinton's main foreign policy advisors were Secretaries of State Warren M. Christopher and Madeleine Albright and National Security Advisors Anthony Lake and Sandy Berger.
During , the United States simultaneously conducted two policies toward Haiti. One was the overt policy of support for democratic norms as the best way to manage the Haitian problem and contain the refugees. Both the Bush and especially the Clinton White House pursued this policy.
Clinton Administration Policy Toward the Caribbean Country of Haiti The topic for this paper is the United States policy towards the Caribbean country of Haiti during the Clinton administration.
The subjects which will be discussed are the issues of: Refugees, Foreign Aide as well as human rights the United States involvement in Haiti issues of. Haiti and the United States: The Psychological Moment. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, || Examines the intertwining history of the two countries and the impact of the U.S.
on Haiti’s poor development outcomes.