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U.S. diplomacy has to accept the country’s diminished, but still pivotal, role in global affairs. And the State Department needs a transformation if it is to play that role well, William J. Burns & @LindaT_G  write.

After four years of relentless attacks by the Trump administration and decades of neglect, political paralysis, and organizational drift, U.S. diplomacy is badly broken. But it is not beyond repair, at least not yet, William J. Burns and @LindaT_G  write.

U.S. diplomacy has to accept the country’s diminished, but still pivotal, role in global affairs. And the State Department needs a transformation if it is to play that role well, William J. Burns and @LindaT_G  write.

The lack of diversity in the U.S. diplomatic corps does not only undermine the power of the United States’ example, William J. Burns and @LindaT_G  write. It also suffocates the potential of the country’s diplomacy.

Read William J. Burns and @LindaT_G  on how to reform American diplomacy alongside a reinvention of the United States’ role in the world:

The top four ranks of the Foreign Service are whiter today than they were two decades ago. The United States needs to treat the lack of diversity in the diplomatic corps as a national security crisis, write William J. Burns and @LindaT_G .

Read William J. Burns and @LindaT_G  on how to remake the U.S. State Department:

The top four ranks of the Foreign Service are whiter today than they were two decades ago. The United States needs to treat the lack of diversity in the diplomatic corps as a national security crisis, William J. Burns and @LindaT_G  write.

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Exactly right: Let's "seize this moment to end the war on government, revive our institutions, and shape a new era of public service." from William J. Burns

William J. Burns is the most highly regarded American diplomat of his generation. Here is his indictment of Mike Pompeo's leadership of the State Department:

“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:

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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