Bernard Kouchner



The Globe reports that, according to a memo released by Wikileaks, French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner pressed the matter of Omar Khadr with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a meeting in February 2009.


The politics of disaster (III)

The Globe considers the day’s optics.


France is back

French Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And you’ll never guess what he wanted to talk about.

During their first official meeting, U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Bernard Kouchner had a wide-ranging discussion of the major global challenges, and most particularly, important international issues such as the Mideast, on which they issued a joint call for the opening of crossing points. They also discussed Afghanistan, Iran, certain African subjects such as Darfur, and the closing of Guantanamo.