‘Never More Adrift’: William J. Burns on Repairing the Damage Trump Has Done

Then-Deputy Secretary of State William Burns meets with South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 21, 2014 (pool photo by Kim Hong-Ji via AP).
Then-Deputy Secretary of State William Burns meets with South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 21, 2014 (pool photo by Kim Hong-Ji via AP).
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“We are living through a moment in which diplomacy as a tool of promoting American interests … is even more important than ever,” says William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former deputy secretary of state. “And yet, over the three and a half decades that I served as a professional diplomat, I’ve never seen a moment when it’s been more adrift.” Ambassador Burns joined WPR’s Trend Lines podcast this week to discuss the damage President Donald Trump has done to U.S. diplomacy and how to repair it. Over the course of a 45-minute interview, […]

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