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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.

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."

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.

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.

"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]