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Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

The Global Consequences of Trump's Incompetence

| July 18, 2017

"Instead of relying on U.S. guidance and (generally) supporting U.S. policy initiatives, states that lose confidence in America's competence will begin to hedge and make their own arrangements. They’ll do deals with each other and sometimes with countries that the United States regards as adversaries."

Nicholas Burns talks international politics with WGBH

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Analysis & Opinions - WGBH

Nicholas Burns talks international affairs on WGBH's "Greater Boston"

July 11, 2017

Donald Trump came home from Europe feeling pretty good... until his eldest son began raining on his parade. Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted four pages of emails describing how a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised incriminating information on Hillary Clinton came to be.

The meeting was facilitated by Rob Goldstone - a publicist with ties to the Trump family - and eventually took place at Trump Tower with Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chair Paul Manafort included.

In light of the developments, former U.S. ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns joined Jim Braude to survey the president's international standing.

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Analysis & Opinions - NPR

Nicholas Burns on the Aftermath of G20 - Wisconsin Public Radio

| July 11, 2017

President Donald Trump's time at the G20 Summit in Germany last week gained attention for his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But it also included negotiations on a Syrian cease fire, millions of dollars toward a women's empowerment fund and disagreements on trade and climate. Where does this year's summit of world leaders leave the U.S.?

G20 meting in Hamburg, Germany

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Analysis & Opinions - Financial Times

G20 allies learn to work with, and around, Donald Trump

| July 09, 2017

Professor Burns talks with the Financial Times about the G20 meetings. He said that the US was “more isolated at this G20 summit than at any other”, partly because of its disavowal of the Paris deal and withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, but also because of how Mr Trump criticises allies.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Analysis & Opinions - Financial Times

Donald Trump's alarming G20 performance

| July 09, 2017

"Trump's rhetoric has rejected the concept of global community and expressed a strong belief that the United States should seek better deals rather than stronger institutions and systems. It has become clear that Trump's actions will match his rhetoric. The United States is now isolated globally on the question of how to deal with the long-run security threat of climate change. It has forced the G-20 to back way off of commitments to reject protectionism. And in part because of U.S. attitudes, the G-20 was mute on international migration at a time when refugee issues are more serious than at any moment in the past 50 years."

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Analysis & Opinions - WNYC

Experts Warn Trump Administration on Severity of Russian Interference

| July 05, 2017

At the end of this week, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet formally at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. The meeting comes at a time when there is growing consensus in Washington that the severity of Russian influence on the 2016 election should be dealt with more seriously by the current administration. At a hearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a panel of experts said they believed that not only Russian actors, but President Putin himself was behind the effort to undermine the election and urged the U.S. to work closer with its allies in Europe to stop future threats. Putin has denied any interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Nicholas Burns, a former ambassador to NATO and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs for former President George W. Bush, and currently a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, testified at the recent hearing and shares his concerns.