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Analysis & Opinions - Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center

Donald Trump: the disastrous week that was

| Mar. 29, 2017

When historians look back at the extraordinary Trump Presidency, the ninth week of his administration will seem like a great unveiling – the moment the curtain fell on the single-spotlight reality show marked by bluster, bravado and deflection to reveal in the harshest light the reality of governing through and with the cast of Congress.

Natalie Jaresko at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Benn Craig

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Natalie Jaresko dicusses her time as Finance Minister of Ukraine with Harvard's Future of Diplomacy Project

| Dec. 21, 2016

Natalie Jaresko (MPP ’89), former Finance Minister of Ukraine, returned to Harvard on October 31st, 2016 to take part in the Future of Diplomacy Project’s international speaker series. In a public seminar moderated by Faculty Director Nicholas Burns, Jaresko, who currently serves as chairwoman of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, reflected on her time in office from 2014 to 2016. In her two years in office, the Ukrainian government  had to contend with the Russian annexation of Crimea, a national debt crisis, widespread governmental corruption, and political instability.

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Is Venezuela the Fidelistas' last stand?

| July 30, 2016

In a bizarre turn of fate, the diehard supporters of Fidel Castro’s left-wing ideology seem to be fighting their last battle in Venezuela, as the frustrated, hungry populationthere pushes for democracy and change. Future of Diplomacy Senior Fellow, David Ignatius, takes a dive into the stalemate in political structure as citizens scour for food.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Oregonian

The Islamic State has made a big mistake

| July 7, 2016

In the global revulsion at the recent terror attacks in four Muslim countries, the United States and its allies have a new opportunity to build a unified command against the Islamic State and other extremists. FDP Senior Fellow David Ignatius examines the diplomatic relationships needed to create an effective counterterrorism strategy.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Oregonian

Obama's year of resilience

| June 17, 2016

Our first African-American chief executive has sometimes taken wing -- and then, sadly, been brought back to earth by the real-life encumbrances of terrorism, domestic political division and his own limitations as a political leader. Fleetingly, we get a glimpse of his potential for greatness as a president. Senior Fellow for the Future of Diplomacy Project, David Ignatius, examines how President Obama has handled American tragedy and how his historical image will be sealed within these experiences.