Nelson Strobridge Talbott

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Nelson Strobridge "Strobe" Talbott (b. 1946) is a U.S. diplomat and political scientist. He was the deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration from 1993 until 2000.

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Background

Strobe Talbott has been a friend and roomate of fellow Rhodes Scholar Bill Clinton since their days at the University of Oxford. He is currently the president of the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington, D.C. He is believed to be a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Talbott was Deputy Secretary of State in 1994 and has also been linked with the Aspen Strategy Group and a former Aid Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Expertise

Europe, NATO, national security, Russia/former Soviet Union, South Asia, U.S. foreign policy

Education

M.Litt., Oxford University, 1971; B.A., Yale University, 1968

Previous Position(s)

Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University; Deputy Secretary of State (1994-2001)
Ambassador-at-Large and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State on the New Independent States (1993-94), Clinton Administration
Editor-at-Large and Foreign Affairs Columnist (1989-92), Time magazine
Washington Bureau Chief (1984-89), Time magazine
Diplomatic Correspondent (1977-84), Time magazine
White House Correspondent (1975-76), Time magazine
State Department Correspondent (1974-75), Time magazine
Eastern Europe Correspondent (1971-73), Time magazine

External links

  • Strobe Talbott's Brookings homepage
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