In 1995 Cyrus Vance again acted as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and signed the interim accord as witness in the negotiations between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece. Vance was a member of the Trilateral Commission. Political career
Vance was general counsel of the Defense Department and then the Secretary of the Army during the John F.
Vance was the cousin (and adoptive son) of 1924 Democratic presidential candidate and lawyer John W. In April 1980 Vance resigned in protest of Operation Eagle Claw the secret mission to rescue American hostages in Iran. As Secretary of State Vance approached foreign policy with an emphasis on negotiation over conflict and a special interest in arms reduction.