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Analysis & Opinions - Institut Montaigne

The Fall of American Primacy? Interview with Stephen Walt

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  • Soli Özel
| June 12, 2019

To discuss the future of the world order, America's relations with Europe, the status of Russia, and a Realist's assessment of the China challenge, Soli Özel, Institut Montaigne's Visiting Fellow in international relations, met Professor Stephen Walt in March in his office at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

What Trump Got Right About Foreign Policy

| Aug. 28, 2017

"One overlooked feature in this ongoing tragedy is that Trump isn't wrong about everything. Some of his critics won't admit it, but several of the themes he sounded during the 2016 campaign — such as the need to rebuild America's deteriorating infrastructure — were correct (if far from original), and some of his foreign-policy instincts were sound even if his command of details was not. A minimally competent president could have made substantial progress on most if not all of these fronts, thereby leaving the country better off and enhancing his prospects for a second term."

donald trump at cia

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

America's New President Is Not a Rational Actor

| Jan. 25, 2017

"Government bureaucrats have been held in low regard for a long time, which makes them an easy target. But you also can't do anything in public policy without their assistance, and my guess is that Americans will be mighty unhappy when budget cuts, firings, resignations, and the like reduce government performance even more. Get ready for a steady drip, drip, drip of leaks and stories emanating from dedicated civil servants who are committed to advancing the public interest and aren't going to like being treated with contempt and disdain by a bunch of hedge fund managers, wealthy Wall Streeters, or empty suits like Energy Secretary Rick Perry, all led by President Pinocchio."

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (3rd from left) following his presentation at opening of Crown-Belfer Middle East Seminar Series. Left to right:Nicholas Burns, Lester Crown, Davutoglu, Robert Belfer, Namik Tan, and Shai Feldman.

Martha Stewart

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Opens Crown-Belfer Middle East Series

| Winter 2010-11

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu opened the inaugural event of the Crown-Belfer Middle East Seminar Series in September.  The series is a joint venture between the Belfer Center and Brandeis' Crown Center for Middle East Studies.

President Trump speaking in front of an American flag.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Hindu

Trump has weakened the U.S., taken us in the wrong direction: Nicholas Burns

| 01/10/2018

"The [U.S.] President failed to convey what we stand for, what American values are." Nicholas Burns speaks with The Hindu's Varghese George about how President Trump's policies are a departure from 70 years of American foreign policy under both Republican and Democratic Presidents.