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“For dictators, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, a non-stop advertisement for Western self-dealing. So much for enlightened self-interest. So much for the power of our example.” Read William J. Burns on the wreckage of American diplomacy:

William J. Burns discusses Donald Trump’s dangerous brand of diplomatic malpractice

The contemptible mistreatment of Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will have a severe and lasting effect on both diplomatic tradecraft and American foreign policy, William J. Burns writes.

The contemptible mistreatment of Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will have a severe and lasting effect on both diplomatic tradecraft and U.S. foreign policy, writes William J. Burns.

Even before the Ukraine mess, the Trump administration had been waging a war on diplomacy for nearly three years. William J. Burns discusses how the mistreatment of Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, reflects an escalation of this assault:

William J. Burns writes that the Trump administration has destroyed American diplomacy, damaging U.S. credibility and influence abroad in ways that will be difficult to repair.

“I’ve never seen an attack on diplomacy as damaging, to both the State Department as an institution and our international influence, as the one now underway,” writes William J. Burns.

As State Department officials testify in impeachment hearings this week, read William J. Burns on the havoc the Trump administration has wreaked on American diplomacy:

William J. Burns discusses how the Trump administration has destroyed American diplomacy, damaging U.S. credibility and influence abroad in ways that will be difficult to repair.

As U.S. State Department officials testify in impeachment hearings this week, read William J. Burns on the havoc the Trump administration has wreaked on American diplomacy:

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"I’m deeply worried about the hollowing out of the State Department and American diplomacy, and I’m deeply worried about the sidelining of career expertise today." - Longtime diplomat Amb. William Burns

“For dictators, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, a non-stop advertisement for Western self-dealing. So much for enlightened self-interest. So much for the power of our example.” Read William J. Burns on the wreckage of American diplomacy:

William J. Burns discusses how the Trump administration has destroyed American diplomacy, damaging U.S. credibility and influence abroad in ways that will be difficult to repair.

Trump’s scorched-earth tactics, casual relationship with truth, and contempt for career public service bear more than a passing resemblance to the playbook that Roy Cohn wrote for Joseph McCarthy, writes William J. Burns.

"Trump has affirmed Putin’s long-held conviction - shared by all autocrats - that Americans are as venal and self-absorbed as they are, just more hypocritical." Stinging essay by William Burns - all the more powerful because he is normally so understated

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia William J. Burns doesn't mince his words on the Trump/Putin summit: "I think that press conference was the single most embarrassing performance by an American president on the world stage that I've ever seen."

A long-classified memo warning of a “perfect storm” from invading Iraq has surfaced as former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns publishes memoir

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns called on the PM

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The Queen's offered to have the next royal baby named 'WILLIAM WALLACE ROBERT BRUCE BURNS' if the Scots agree to vote NO.

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