What diplomat Samantha Power said next

Obama’s former UN ambassador, Dublin-raised Samantha Power, reveals a lot of herself in her new memoir. But in the tough world of politics, relying on colleagues and friends is a rule she lives by, she tells Nadine O’Regan

17th November, 2019
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Samantha Power: ‘The Sunday Business Post could have been in the news in America if I hadn’t played my cards right’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Samantha Power nearly lost the most important job of her life because of The Sunday Business Post.

In her new book, The Education of an Idealist, Power recalls how, just ahead of her appointment as US ambassador to the UN in 2013, then US president Barack Obama took her aside to mention that, although she had already been vetted for previous roles back to the age of 23, the vetting for the UN appointment was more extreme.

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