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Professor Nicholas Burns speaks about President Trump's UK visit on MSNBC

MSNBC

Analysis & Opinions - MSNBC

Former Ambassador Under Bush: ‘Embarrassing’ to Watch Trump’s ‘Brutal, Political Tirade’ in the UK

June 04, 2019

Burns said the U.S.-U.K. special relationship “is in some trouble” as he dissected the drama and controversy leading up to Trump’s press conference with outgoing prime minister Theresa May. As he argued that both countries are dealing with existential crises, Burns eventually shifted gears to say Trump is failing in his trip because “we expect our president…to represent all Americans with dignity with grace, and the president hasn’t done that.”

Queen Elizabeth II walks with President Trump last July during a visit to Windsor Castle in England.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Analysis & Opinions - Los Angeles Times

Trump Heads to London Amid Brexit Furor and Political Upheaval in Europe. What Could Go Wrong?

June 02, 2019

President Trump, a disruptive global force with a penchant for diplomatic gaffes and inserting himself into other countries’ politics, leaves Sunday for the United Kingdom and France at a moment of intense political tumult across Europe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Harvard’s 368th Commencement Ceremony

Reuters

Analysis & Opinions - Public Radio International

After Merkel, Who is the Next 'Leader of the Free World?’

| May 30, 2019

Germany's Angela Merkel gave the commencement address at Harvard on Thursday. In the era of Trump and "America first," Merkel has been seen as a forceful voice for shared western values of democracy, human rights and multilateralism. But Merkel is stepping off the global stage in 2021. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

The European Parliament in tomorrows sitting will discuss the state of the rule of law in Poland.

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Analysis & Opinions - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Impact of the European Parliament Election on Migration, Trade, and Transatlantic relations

| May 28, 2019

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a discussion on the impact of the European Parliament election on issues like migration, trade, and transatlantic relations.

Professor Nicholas Burns addresses the Versailles conference-goers

American University in Paris

Speech

Remarks by Ambassador (ret.) Nicholas Burns: Conference on Versailles 1919-2019

| May 25, 2019

I saw first-hand the value of our alliance with Europe on 9/11 when I was the new American Ambassador to the Alliance.  When we were hit hard in New York and Washington D.C., the allied Ambassadors came to me in Brussels that afternoon to pledge their support for us when we needed them most.  They pledged to invoke the alliance’s collective defense clause—Article 5 of the NATO Treaty—that an attack on one would be considered an attack on all.

U.S. President Donald Trump

CNN Politics

Analysis & Opinions - Future of Diplomacy Project

Twitter Diplomacy: Preventing Twitter Wars from Escalating into Real Wars

| May 20, 2019

Just two weeks ago, a tweet cost the global stock markets roughly $1.36 trillion (or Australia’s annual GDP). With 280 characters on Twitter, the U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on select Chinese imports, instilling lower market confidence, triggering significant volatility, and exacerbating existing political uncertainties. To explore what is really at stake in Twitter diplomacy, it is important to explore why Twitter diplomacy matters, why world leaders use it, what it means for diplomatic relations, and how governments can manage the associated risks.