The State of Caribbean Security

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 in Geopolitics, Security, Speeches

[Ambassador Curtis A. Ward, speech at William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC, 11 June 2013] Since the end of the Cold War, unprecedented openness in trade, finance, travel and communication, while credited with economic growth and well-being, generally, has also given new tools to, and created more operational space for transnational ...

Citizen Responsibility and Nation-building

[Keynote address by Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (3rd Annual Police Ball, 10/26/13)] On an occasion such as this one, I could find several topics on which to speak. However, for fear of overstaying my welcome at the podium, I will share with you a few of my perspectives on “Citizen Responsibility and Nation-building.” “What makes this ...

Responsibility to Protect – Obama’s Unwelcome Burden in Syria

Sitting in the UN Security Council gallery, on February 5, 2003, I was present as Secretary of State Colin Powell, addressed the Security Council, making the case of WMDs in Iraq.  Satellite imagery of so-called mobile chemical labs and transcripts of intercepted conversations among Iraqi officials were displayed for all to see.  US Intelligence Community’s ...