Tony Blinken

Secretary of State at United States Department of State

Tony Blinken

Tony Blinken

Secretary of State at United States Department of State

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United States Department of State

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10178

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1962

Age

59

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Executive Vice President at Axios Media, Inc.

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Senior Vice President & Head, Global Corporate Affairs at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia at United States Department of State

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Former Ambassador to Hungary at United States Department of State

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Director at Domestic Policy Council Under Joseph R. Biden

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Resident Senior Fellow at Asia Society Policy Institute

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Senior International Policy Adviser at Arnold & Porter LLP

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Director at Office of Presidential Personnel Under Joe Biden

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Director of National Intelligence at Office of the Director of National Intelligence Under Joe Biden

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Assistant Secretary, East Asian & Pacific Affairs at United States Department of State

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Secretary of State at United States Department of State
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Former Ambassador to Belgium at United States Department of State

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Executive Vice President at Axios Media, Inc.

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Former Ambassador to Hungary at United States Department of State

Career History
Principal Deputy National Security Advisor
2013 - 2014

The presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2017. Obama, a Democrat, took office following a decisive victory over Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Four years later, in the 2012 election, he defeated Republican Mitt Romney to win re-election. He was the first African American president, the first multiracial president, the first non-white president, and the first president to have been born in Hawaii. Obama was succeeded by Republican Donald Trump, who won the 2016 presidential election. Obama's first-term actions addressed the global financial crisis and included a major stimulus package, a partial extension of the Bush tax cuts, legislation to reform health care, a major financial regulation reform bill, and the end of a major US military presence in Iraq. Obama also appointed Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, the latter of whom became the first Hispanic American on the Supreme Court. Democrats controlled both houses of Congress until Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. Following the elections, Obama and Congressional Republicans engaged in a protracted stand-off over government spending levels and the debt ceiling. The Obama administration's policy against terrorism downplayed Bush's counterinsurgency model, expanding air strikes and making extensive use of special forces and encouraging greater reliance on host-government militaries. The Obama administration orchestrated the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011. In his second term, Obama took steps to combat climate change, signing a major international climate agreement and an executive order to limit carbon emissions. Obama also presided over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other legislation passed in his first term, and he negotiated rapprochements with Iran and Cuba. The number of American soldiers in Afghanistan fell dramatically during Obama's second term, though U.S. soldiers remained in Afghanistan throughout Obama's presidency and continue to as of 2018. Republicans took control of the Senate after the 2014 elections, and Obama continued to grapple with Congressional Republicans over government spending, immigration, judicial nominations, and other issues.

National Security Adviser to Vice President Biden
Prior - 2013
Democratic Staff Director
2002 - 2008

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was established in 1816 as one of the original ten standing committees of the Senate. Throughout its history, the committee has been instrumental in developing and influencing United States foreign policy, at different times supporting and opposing the policies of presidents and secretaries of state. The committee has considered, debated, and reported important treaties and legislation, ranging from the purchase of Alaska in 1867 to the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. It also holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations. Through these powers, the committee has helped shape foreign policy of broad significance, in matters of war and peace and international relations. Members of the committee have assisted in the negotiation of treaties, and at times have helped to defeat treaties they felt were not in the national interest.

Boards & Committees
Member, Supervisory Board
2017 - Current
Member, Board of Advisors
2017 - Current
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Current
Political Donations
$500
2014
$300
2012
Creative Works
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Ally Verses Ally : America, Europe and the Siberian Pipeline Crisis

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