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Nicholas Burns on Greater Boston

WGBH.com

Analysis & Opinions - WGBH

Ambassador Burns on Trump’s UN Debut - WGBH "Greater Boston"

| Sep. 20, 2017

It was the debut speech heard around the world – Donald Trump at the United Nations, putting American First and other nations on notice. Over the course of 41 minutes, the president criticized the Iran nuclear deal, promised to “totally destroy” North Korea if its leader Kim Jong-Un – otherwise known as “Rocketman” – continues his path and vowed to crush the “loser terrorists” in the Middle East.

 

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Analysis & Opinions - Public Radio International

To The Point/KCRW: Trump Threatens to 'Totally Destroy' North Korea

| Sep. 19, 2017

As other world leaders took their turns today, President Trump made his first address to the UN General Assembly. He threatened what he called, "small regimes than violate UN principles. Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea, calling Kim Jung Un "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission." He told an audience of world leaders that Iran is a "murderous regime," and that the nuclear deal is "an embarrassment" to the United States. While saying that some countries around the world are "going to hell," he also called for "standing together" — with the US and every other nation putting its own interests first. All this with cutbacks curtailing State Department diplomacy. Is the Trump Administration giving up leadership of the Western World?

The Belfer Center's Nick Burns and John Park discuss on KCRW's To The Point. 

Senators from both parties listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

The Bipartisan President

| Sep. 18, 2017

It seems like the craziest idea in modern American political history. A Republican president, whose party controls both houses of Congress and who enjoys enduring popularity among Republican voters, is playing footsie with the Democrats. The ghastly possibility is dawning on Trump’s most ardent supporters on the right that he might be contemplating outright defection, to become the first bipartisan president in American history.

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Analysis & Opinions - WNYC

What to Expect From the U.N. General Assembly

| Sep. 18, 2017

Nicholas Burns, former ambassador to NATO and under secretary of state, and a professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and Herman “Hank” Cohen, a former ambassador to Senegal and the Gambia under President Jimmy Carter, and former assistant secretary of state for African affairs under President George H.W. Bush, explain what you should expect from this week's U.N. General Assembly.

Tanks and ACAV's secure supply route in 25th Infantry Divison area.

Department of the Army

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

‘The American War’: Ken Burns never wanted to do another war documentary. Then he found Vietnam.

| Sep. 18, 2017

In “The American War,” Washington Post Opinion columnist Alyssa Rosenberg interviews the filmmakers of the new PBS documentary, "The Vietnam War." Professor Fredrik Logevall, an adviser to the film, shares why Americans’ historical understanding of Vietnam is so limited to their own experiences.

Nicholas Burns on CNC

CNBC

Analysis & Opinions - CNBC

"Trump's 'Rocket Man' Comment Tends to Divide People"

| Sep. 18, 2017

Amb. Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School professor and former undersecretary of State for political affairs (2005 to 2008), provides his thoughts on the Trump administration's handling of North Korea's threat, and the message Kim Jong Un is attempting to send by lobbing missiles over Japan.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller arrives on Capitol Hill for a closed door meeting before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Analysis & Opinions - The Atlantic

Why Trump Should Worry More About Congress Than About Mueller

| Sep. 16, 2017

In all the coverage of the Trump administration’s fraught interactions with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it has been easy to miss the potentially more consequential interplay unfolding across town: that between Mueller’s team and Congress.

Nicholas Burns on CNBC

CNBC

Analysis & Opinions - CNBC

Nick Burns on Trump London Terror Tweet: Let Them Run Their Own Show

| Sep. 15, 2017

CNBC Contributor Nick Burns and retired Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, senior fellow and military expert for Defense Priorities, discusses North Korea's economy after the U.S. imposed sanctions that have cut off 90% of trade for the country. They weigh in on the UK raising the terror threat level to critical.