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Foreign Policy Association

Journal Article - Foreign Policy Association

The State of the State Department and American Diplomacy

| Jan. 03, 2019

During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries?

From left to right: Professor William Taubman, Ambassador Nicholas Burns, and Michael Kramer

Kent Presents

Analysis & Opinions

Russia on Top

| Oct. 26, 2018

The Putin-Trump relationship is conflicted and vexing. What do both men want, can they get it, and where do Europe and NATO fit in? Featuring Former NATO Ambassador Nicholas Burns; playwright, political journalist, and author Michael Kramer; and Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science at Amherst College, William Taubman.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and President Sauli Niinistö and Jenni Haukio of Finland.

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Analysis & Opinions - Vanity Fair

“Appalling,” “a Mess,” “Nothing Short of Cowardly”: Washington Insiders Reel as Trump Caves to Putin in Helsinki

| July 16, 2018
Current and former U.S. officials were stunned. It was a “dereliction of duty,” says a former NATO ambassador. “It may well be the most damaging trip by an American president in memory.”

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Analysis & Opinions - Handelsblatt

Trump und Putin wollen Europa spalten – die EU muss tatenlos zusehen

| July 16, 2018

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat in den vergangenen Tagen keine Gelegenheit ausgelassen, Europa und speziell Deutschland zu attackieren. Ob Rüstungsausgaben oder Handelspolitik, die Verbündeten von einst sind aus Sicht Trumps wahlweise Abzocker oder Ausbeuter.

Ambassador (ret.) Nicholas Burns discusses the NATO summit on PBS Newshour.

PBS NewsHour

Analysis & Opinions - PBS NEWSHOUR

How Trump’s turbulent Europe trip affects his Putin meeting

| July 13, 2018

What does President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom mean for the transatlantic relationship and his meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin? Former ambassador to NATO Nick Burns tells John Yang that if the president is going to retain political support, the respect of our allies, and even the respect of Putin, Trump will have to be tougher on the Russian leader.

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Analysis & Opinions - Business Insider

Russian special forces staged a mock invasion near Finland just days before Trump meets with Putin nearby

| July 11, 2018

Russian special forces staged a mock invasion of an island in the Gulf of Finland just days before President Donald Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital.