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Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store in Oslo, February 2008

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

The Diplomat as Gardener

| Feb. 19, 2021

Shultz had a deep commitment to what he called “tending the diplomatic garden.” I was a young Foreign Service officer accompanying Shultz. Watching the way he treated his hosts in each capital city was a powerful lesson in American diplomacy and why it matters.

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes join Andrea Mitchell to talk about Biden's next steps on Iran and Russia.

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Analysis & Opinions - MSNBC

'Back on center stage globally': Fmr. foreign policy officials on Biden's agenda

| Feb. 19, 2021

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes join Andrea Mitchell to talk about Biden's next steps on Iran and Russia. Burns says that Biden's "speech today at the Munich Security Conference has put the United States squarely back on center stage globally."

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

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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.

"Stop The Steal" protest: Trump supporters storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021 (Washington DC, USA).

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Analysis & Opinions - Amnesty International

Recovering Basic Social Trust

| Feb. 05, 2021

Hate speech, racism, and a divided society. Former US President Donald Trump left behind many problems that a new human rights policy has to face. A conversation with the German-American political scientist Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook. [translated from German; interview in German]

 

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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]

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Analysis & Opinions - Carnegie Europe

Decoding the Biden Administration: Opportunities for the EU

| Jan. 27, 2021

The inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden has brought a new wave of hope for reinvigorating the transatlantic relationship. The EU has already capitalized on this enthusiasm by offering fresh proposals for EU-U.S. collaboration while raising its ambitions to boost its international role and shape global policies.

How alignment and divergence play out across the Atlantic in the coming months will have implications for all major global challenges, from climate change and the coronavirus pandemic to security and economic recovery.