January 15, 2012 |
The Partnership Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb Philip Taubman Harper: 496 pp., $29.99 The op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal caught the nuclear world by surprise. Not for the argument it made but for who was making it. The piece ran five years ago this month, under the headline "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons," and was written by a remarkable bipartisan quartet of political figures: former secretaries of State Henry A. Kissinger(Nixon)
January 14, 2003 |
Hailed for his expertise in domestic and foreign policy, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz received the Richard M. Nixon Library's Victory of Freedom Award during a black-tie gala on the 90th anniversary of the former president's birth. "Tonight we honor an extraordinary diplomat and policymaker who worked on both a national and global canvas," library executive director John H. Taylor told guests at the dinner, held Thursday in the Yorba Linda facility's flag-draped entrance hall.
February 10, 1993 |
Gov. Pete Wilson on Tuesday named an all-star team of conservative intellectuals to his newly formed Council of Economic Advisers, including two Nobel Prize winners and four people who teach at Stanford University or are fellows at its free-market-oriented think tank, the Hoover Institution. The council, headed by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, also includes the chairmen of two of California's biggest corporations--BankAmerica and Southern California Edison.
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September 10, 2010 |
The fight over Proposition 23 , a November ballot initiative to suspend California's global warming law, turned ugly this week, with personal attacks and emotionally charged rhetoric on both sides. In a conference call with the news media Thursday, former Secretary of State George Shultz, co-chairman of the campaign against the initiative, warned of the danger to national security from dependence on oil imports, noting that part of "this money is undoubtedly slopping over into the hands of terrorists.
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February 25, 2010 |
In a dispute that commingles foreign policy and a quest for political advantage, U.S.-Israel relations have taken an unexpectedly central role in the California race for Senate. Rivals in the race for the Republican nomination are questioning whether former Rep. Tom Campbell is sufficiently supportive of Israel. They base their criticisms on his voting record, statements about a Palestinian homeland and capital, and some of his past associates. Their allegations have raised enough concerns for Campbell that he plans to meet Monday with the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
October 2, 2012 |
Who's the most influential billionaire business figure in national politics? If you answered one of the Koch brothers (Charles or David) or George Soros, you're wearing your partisan blinders. The former are known for their devotion to conservative causes, the latter to liberal. In either case, you're wrong. The most influential billionaire in America is Peter G. Peterson. The son of Greek immigrants, Peterson, 86, served as Commerce secretary under President Nixon, then became chairman and chief executive of Lehman Bros.
December 21, 2013 |
Tom Steyer is standing upright near the corner of a small, beige meeting room at Georgetown University, arms at his sides, eyes shut intently. Half a dozen ministers and priests surround him, laying hands on his torso. Together, the pastors begin to pray, asking for divine help in shaping public opinion: "Soften them.... Open them to you … for your purpose.... Claim the promise made to Moses. " It is a curious warmup for a technical conference about an oil pipeline. But like many other environmentalists concerned that America is dawdling as the world burns, these ministers, each a leader in efforts to mobilize churchgoers against climate change, see Steyer as, quite literally, a godsend.
February 15, 1989 |
Chevron Corp. announced today that former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, 68, has been elected to the company's board of directors. "We're very fortunate to add a person of George Shultz's stature to our board," said Chevron Board Chairman Kenneth T. Derr. "He brings a unique breadth of knowledge and experience in business, academia and government service."
June 18, 1986 |
Egypt's defense minister, Marshal Abdel-Halim abu Ghazala, conferred Tuesday with Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger and Secretary of State George P. Shultz.