GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES - News
By Ernest Corea*
WASHINGTON DC – President Barack Obama has named Ambassador Susan Rice, the indefatigable US “permanent representative” at the UN as his next National Security Adviser. The official designation is Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, an influential White House position that does not require confirmation by the US Senate. .
Rice, and former White House official Samantha Power who has been nominated to succeed her, are expected to shake up Obama’s foreign policy establishment, making the case for a more activist policy with human rights as its centerpiece.