Episode #24: Foreign Policy, Part I

Images (CW): delegates at the UN Women’s Conference in Mexico 1975 // Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan // an International Women’s Year badge ( Schlesinger Library ) // Margaret Beckett (by  Nick Sinclair ) // logo by  @3Dperson  // illustration by  Melissa McFeeters  for   Foreign Policy

Images (CW): delegates at the UN Women’s Conference in Mexico 1975 // Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan // an International Women’s Year badge (Schlesinger Library) // Margaret Beckett (by Nick Sinclair) // logo by @3Dperson // illustration by Melissa McFeeters for Foreign Policy

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FOOTNOTES

Anna-Greta Leijon, Olof Palme and Fidel Castro - Havana, 1975

Anna-Greta Leijon, Olof Palme and Fidel Castro - Havana, 1975

Count the women in this photo taken at an informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Vienna on 31 August 2018! Sweden’s Annika Söder (State Secretary for Foreign Affairs) is in the top row; Portugal’s Ana Paula Zacarias (Secretary of State for European Affairs), Bulgaria’s Ekaterina Zaharieva (Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs), Austria’s Karin Kneissl (Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs), the EU’s Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the Commission) and Croatia’s Marija Pejcinovic Buric (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs) are all in the front row. As is the UK’s Jeremy Hunt. ( BKA/Andy Wenzel )

Count the women in this photo taken at an informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Vienna on 31 August 2018! Sweden’s Annika Söder (State Secretary for Foreign Affairs) is in the top row; Portugal’s Ana Paula Zacarias (Secretary of State for European Affairs), Bulgaria’s Ekaterina Zaharieva (Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs), Austria’s Karin Kneissl (Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs), the EU’s Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the Commission) and Croatia’s Marija Pejcinovic Buric (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs) are all in the front row. As is the UK’s Jeremy Hunt. (BKA/Andy Wenzel)

  • Anna Lindh was a Swedish Social Democratic politician and Sweden’s foreign minister from 1998 until she was murdered in September 2003;

I lived in the first century of world wars.
Most mornings I would be more or less insane,
The newspapers would arrive with their careless stories,
The news would pour out of various devices
Interrupted by attempts to sell products to the unseen.
I would call my friends on other devices;
They would be more or less mad for similar reasons.

Read the whole poem here.

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