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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. delivers remarks at the State Department

State Department Photo by Freddie Everett

Analysis & Opinions - PRI's The World

Biden's reentry on the foreign policy stage

| Feb. 25, 2021

The first 100 days are key to understanding where any presidency is going. Now more than a third of the way into that timeframe, how is President Joe Biden doing in the international policy arena? The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Nicholas Burns, a former US under secretary of state for political affairs and a former ambassador to NATO.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson listens to speeches during the annual GLA (Greater London Authority) remembrance service in City Hall on November 6, 2015 in London, England.

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

Boris Johnson's vaccine strategy gets another boost, while Europe confronts fresh problems

| Feb. 25, 2021

The UK's vaccination program is a rare pandemic success story for Boris Johnson. It's a different story on the other side of the Channel, where Europe is still struggling to get rollout programs off the ground.

People holding American Flags

Greg Nash

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

The soft but unmatched power of US foreign exchange programs

| Feb. 25, 2021

Exchanges promote the best of American values. They build U.S. influence and help spread democratic ideals around the globe, strengthen economic and trade interests and provide a unique window into what makes the United States a singularly distinct and exceptional country.

George P. Shultz, U.S. Secretary of State, July 16, 1982 to January 20, 1989

U.S. Department of State

Analysis & Opinions - The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: The Legacy of George Shultz with Nicholas Burns and Kori Schake

| Feb. 09, 2021

George Shultz passed away on February 6, just two months after passing his 100th birthday. He was a momentous and fascinating national security figure who has quite a legacy within national defense, foreign policy and even management circles in the federal government. To talk about his legacy and what made him such a special senior government leader, David Priess sat down with Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Kori Schake. Nick Burns is a man of many titles, including professor at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, building on almost three decades of U.S. government service, including a role as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008. Kori Schake is the director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, coming after service in the National Security Council, the Department of Defense and the Department of State. They talked about about George Shultz, the positions he had, the influence he had on those around him and his influence on future administrations, both Republican and Democratic.

Nicholas Burns on MSNBC

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Analysis & Opinions - MSNBC

Amb. Nick Burns: Biden's State Dept. visit 'a powerful signal of his support' for diplomacy

| Feb. 04, 2021

 

Ambassador Nicholas Burns, former top official and ambassador at the State Department, joins Andrea Mitchell today ahead of President Biden's visit to the State Department where he plans to deliver a speech laying out his immediate foreign policy agenda. Amb. Burns says. "I think President Biden's visit to the State Department today is a powerful signal of his support for the United States building up its capacity in diplomacy which we didn't see under four years of Donald Trump."

Medical volunteers dressed in protective suits, masks, gloves and goggles return to a medical practice after taking blood and throat mucous samples from visitors to test them for Covid-19 infection at a tent set up next door on March 27, 2020

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Analysis & Opinions - ZDF Heute

Virus without borders - has Europe lost control?

| Jan. 28, 2021

The Coronavirus and its variants know no borders. Despite falling numbers in Germany, the virus continues to have a firm grip on Europe. The reason? Vaccine procurement is worse in Europe than anywhere else in the world. Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook discusses the current state of the pandemic in the EU. [partially translated from German; interview in German]

Alexander Kähler discusses with Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (KCRW Berlin), Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel), Majid Sattar (FAZ Washington) and Cathryn Clüver-Ashbrook (political scientist Harvard Kennedy School).

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Analysis & Opinions - ARD Online

Transition of power: can Biden pull off a new start?

| Jan. 20, 2021

After Joe Biden is sworn in as the next President, he wants to reverse a number of measures taken by his predecessor Donald Trump. Will Biden manage to bring the country back to normal? Alexander Kähler discusses with Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (KCRW Berlin), Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel), Majid Sattar (FAZ Washington) and Cathryn Clüver-Ashbrook (political scientist Harvard Kennedy School). [translated from German; interview in German]

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Speaks On White Nationalism In Iowa

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

The world has more riding on Joe Biden than any US president in decades

| Jan. 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the President of a nation at a pivotal moment, and the world will be watching because all democracies are in this moment together.

The view from Biden's podium at the United States Capitol, looking down over Washington DC's National Mall, will not be pretty.