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it's been it's b from the longhorn radio network the university of texas at austin this is america about the changes in eastern europe and the soviet union in the art now and luckily one week
here is it only engagement is taking place in europe and in my knee when i heard in the nineteen seventies at a period of what is called now the air of stagnation i never wanted to end up in the white house and the court in that congo is arrives former special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for soviet affairs for the national security council from nineteen eighty nine to nineteen ninety one dr weiss as the white house or the specialist who won the revolutionary years when the war in the persian gulf to rice's also played a major role in the formation of us policy toward the emerging democracies
of eastern europe dr rice is also on the faculty of the prominent political scientist at the university and singer lee on abc news programs including world news tonight and nightlife i'm jenelle hands in june and welcome to another edition of in black america this week back the congolese arise and keeping the promise the world summer for children part two in black america but now some time to reflect on these momentous changes in the end of the cold war i am happy to try to address with you and to perhaps start a discussion among us and are the implications of these changes for people of color and particularly for african americans i agree i envy about the analysis that i give you more about the agenda that i think we have to set that's at the end of the remarks i will encourage you to think about that and raise the issues in
your work column stand on your broadcast because i do think that it would be folly to think that it could go through the drive kind of tremendous changes in the international system indeed a complete revamping of the internet well water and not have that rebranding of the international have tremendous impact on people of color and on african americans as a thirty something silly outrageous back your eyes enjoys a unique vantage point as a major advisor to president bush dr rice was there at the brown breaking meeting of the president mikhail gorbachev there at the brainstorming session of the american advisors when this nation oppose some of the most delicate an important foreign policy questions of the last two years were hammered out and news international flights as german unification and so that conversion to a free market economy were shaped born in birmingham alabama she was murdered in the presbyterian church and in the cars community of tuscaloosa over parents are teachers back
to rise first thought was to study classical piano for two years at the university of denver she did just that belated again shopping around for another major and focus on clinical science because you can still stands on time for a new version of denver dr rice went on to earn additional degrees from the university of not a dime and delivers graduate school of international studies before she began her tenure at stanford university this has some a doctor i've brought a broad based inside to international affairs to sixteenth national conference of the national association of black journalists back to kabul old lisa rice i think there are three major concerns major issues that come out of the end of the cold war and as is often the case and they will african americans much as other americans but perhaps with greater intensity and will be amplified somehow i was by the status of african americans
in america that's the end of the cold war means is that we have internet and will be for some time in a new face a new today on the us role in the world it was after all very easy for the united states to mobilize fall for the last forty years against the clearest common enemy it was easy to international politics with zero sum when what was the united states and vice versa when the cold war meant black and white a split down the middle of your and when everybody thought that they knew at least to their friends and their enemies were that's not the world that we are entering today in a world in which the term friend and ally terms that we attended as americans to use us anonymously well not
really the us cooperation with the soviet union was probably greater immigration bill that us corporations with many of its european allies the lines are blurring the question of who is the enemy is on the agenda again and three americans there isn't a discomfort with the world that is gray rather than black and white there's a discomfort that leads many americans to say it's now time to come home and worry about our problems here the world doesn't need i'm very important crucial debate in this country about the role of the united states in the international system it's actually more
really means the defeat of the other great ideological purity paradigm that for the last forty five years his organized so much of our thinking about the international system in general questions of who would win the hearts and minds and souls it means more we're here a great ideological contest between socialism and capitalism is i submit to you over when it applies to join international monetary fund fulks the ideological
there's no greater union and the shift from state ownership of their prices to privatization the new phrase of the day free markets are on top other economists everywhere and more investment once thought by many to be exploitation it's not widely and vigorously by countries from all over the globe on the sly issues range from the rights of the individual and how they can be assured to how to express both the rights and responsibilities of individuals and free elections around the world with the efforts to copy and i use the word if i simply copying the us constitution the bill of rights indeed one of the hottest sellers anywhere in this world these days is the federalist papers
it's really great i mean it is the only country with more politically and you know there's a tendency to say well both superpowers have declined but we shouldn't care that unites states analytically still has economic power military power diplomatic and now some moral suasion wrapped up together in ways that we really call it in international system's they cracked it means that sometimes you need military power sometimes the economic power sometimes you need diplomatic influence places like the middle east europe
is on the rise no responsible for the decline of america but i think that it is important not to deceive ourselves about the potential decline vice the actual decline and while trains and some of these years do not look very good united states is still a very well trained there is major the board willy nilly bipolar approach to african americans carefully for the last at least thirty years since taking the job really
took on the challenge in trying to feel so good it was a great struggle us and us interests followed almost exactly the interest and roman ruins of the soviet union in places like ethiopia angola and i think with the withdrawal at a retrenchment of the soviet union is probably also a thing of the past now where are americans least three implications of the end of the cold war questions of the us role in the balance of domestic priorities with international concerns and perhaps about the changing us role and growth of us influence and it is
in the world an interest in and concerns about the fate of the barrel boss three are held much more intensely in the african american community than in the community as a whole and i think that we're going to have a very tough debate with ourselves about our response to those new conditions like just suggest to you the three month the way i think about the response from the african american community to those three new conditions firs of all i hope but on the question of the us role in the world that we will not participate in what i consider to be essentially a false dichotomy between international concerns and domestic concerns it's interesting that the same people talk about the growing interdependence of the world
are many of the saying he wants a let's just concentrate on what's going on at home finally the cold war having been released amir strain and especially constrained resources and deal with the problems here now it won't surprise you that icing and nationalist think of this as a real downsides of this approach only economic affairs in particular know no boundaries between states' economic wellbeing knows no boundaries between states the international economic order is this independent and we as dependent on its well being as we've ever been in the history of mankind and that sound there are are social and economic wellbeing as something that stops at the borders of the states
thinking in a very dangerous way i've always thought it was the us that somehow engage in international fares when it wants and disengage when it doesn't want to we want to be there when the long term you have to be there with your interests with their instruments and influence you have to be there with instruments ranging from foreign assistance to forces on the ground to participation in international institutions and you have to do it on a full time basis the us economy and less well being is inextricably linked with the well being of the international order it would be a shame at this particular point in time to say well let's just come on home and tried to all our economic well being from within so in response to the second problem and that is this question of that dominance one paradigm
the dominance of western values the dominant aisle the rights of the individual of free markets of private enterprise it's an established that no question is how to deal with it i would submit to you that the first thing is to deal with our own ambivalence about that because for a lot of reasons we didn't realize here in the united states and there or perhaps a little concerned about the export of those values elsewhere but somehow have some observers in this game and it's time to fight even harder for the realization all the values and the traditions that are embodying in those great documents that are being copied everywhere it's time to fight even harder because america is increasingly tomorrow
ifill is also absorbed in our own problems here as people call it i will submit to you do that we're going to abandon a lot of other people of color more ally to very unhappy because there are problems here in america we need to realize that this is the most successful integrated the most energetic and the most dynamic gathering of the african diaspora on the go and therefore african americans have not to be a big win for those who are elsewhere and one thing in particular in europe a lot recently of the tensions between europeans and non europeans are growing in britain in france italy in germany immigrants from the girl now on themselves president putin is pursued at
all and finding a way to concede tolerance among minorities and united is actually pretty adaptable in that way we done better than anybody else i would guarantee the best place to be a minority although it's not perfect place to be a minority and so i would suggest that ripples outward as more and more mobile the base in america has got to be multi colored and i hope that that means that as well put it that there would be a black journalists covering the us soviet summit the upcoming peace conference in the middle east and that black businesspeople african american diplomats educators the full panoply of
range of people in america who are succeeding we become more tolerant because there are different roles that people are going to have to play and when i listened to some of the commentary about african american soldiers in the persian gulf my heart really ached because the notion that somehow these poor kids were just not quite bright enough to know what they were getting themselves into i think was actually quite conditions message to send its best when the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is an african american and when the deputy commander does it still was an african american you see it should not be that your engine and see african americans only in gains in los angeles that will be bad for your it will
be bad angel it will be that for the united states so you can get out there and we need to be more international than he'd never been because america is more influential than it has been in a long long time and it needs to be a multicultural america that is influential on the world and how to maintain a policy toward it bipolar below the cold war updates and places like angola in ethiopia seeing further and further away from the core of american interests and that we as african americans have a special responsibility to find a way to make those concerns a part of the american foreign policy agenda and the american foreign policy energy is
there you know but the rest of them is language there is no prize for africa like verizon enterprise many americans there is no group of twenty more assistance for africa like there's a group of twenty or assistance for eastern europe privatization democracy the day changes it's not good enough to stand up and talk about capitalist exploitation in africa we don't need and we got a whole as african leaders themselves look for investment so that africa as a continent doesn't fall further and further behind
as the rest of the world latin america asia in europe there are some questions whether this is a critical time and was an attack it was a time when the implications of the end of the cold war for african americans as the meeting ends the engine and a dynamism in the african diaspora me your us to examine what our new agenda is going to be when the cold war broke out in nineteen forty seven and when the international system harmed around two poles symbolized by dividing germany we were in a position to do very much to help shape schools and in ghettos in los angeles
and we were very very far away from having african american chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or indeed special assistance to the president or something because i will guarantee you that there were you black journalist and that this would have been a much much smaller town at that time so we don't have an excuse we got involved at the emerging international order oh i'm sure that we need to have something to say about the great values that are now dominating the international agenda democracy the rights of the individual the right to create rice all those things that we all agreed to let us say it and say wow but the congolese are ice former special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for soviet affairs for the national security council and a faculty member in the part of political science
at stanford university in september of nineteen eighty at the world summit for children seventy one world leaders including president bush met the united nations is gus the fate of the world's children bull promises were made to be actually reduce the emperor mortality rate malnutrition disease resulting from the lack of sanitation and other problems facing children by the year two thousand i spoke with sam harris executive director of results was to harrah's is serving as a global keeping the promise court later and share again with the national black chow development institute for children have an overarching goal recruiting child mortality by at least a third and they were literally fecal having eighty percent completion a primary school and that the big problem in the third world and apple like active to clean water sanitation i wear my god another ad in that i had a grassroots advocacy group called results and the lobbying group
for a book called the world summit for children implementation act and the kind of bill that asks for or as you keep running for the thing that worked in health like big big innovation and turned blue preventive healthcare like things like that would program and the like <unk> occasion well and in head start for example the head start program in the country yeah i actually call them money and education but in that particular go in that particular case it in the third world though the family cows are many of the growth of the fun that addresses names of germans and every completion of an arrangement in the through an identical of primaries going that's why wood with it keeping the promise a campaign we're also focusing on
the un health services gulf and the golf that the president and fifty governors and so that's what we're trying to do with the keeping the promise a campaign to give people the information and who to that they can begin to go back at the important that way at a lengthy gillett always articulate down the national policy on behalf of children we are responsible for our children they didn't like to be like the holiday he can relate finally
over the course harry it is contact the national black out about into an albino that is we take that and well a one in washington dc the private information all through all people ought to shoot working together that will ensure that the commitment made on behalf of children whether they be here in america children without that children who are prominently on behalf of children the care here again and sam harris and keeping the promise the world summit with children part two of you have a question a common regardless program write us remember views
and opinions expressed on the stroke and not necessarily those of the station or the universe your taxes at austin until we have the opportunity again for production assistant lisa wage anti be a technical producer dana white here i'm jenelle hansen jr please join us again next week cassette copies of this program are available and maybe purchased by writing in black america cassettes longhorn radio network communication building the ut austin austin texas seventy seven one two that's in black america cassettes longhorns radio network communication building the ut austin austin texas seventy seven one is from the center for telecommunication services university of texas at austin this is the longhorn radio network fb
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