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William J. Burns

President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ambassador William J. Burns is President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former Deputy Secretary of State, and author of The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal.

The Blob Meets the Heartland

Foreign policy should work better for America’s middle class.


‘America First’ Enters Its Most Combustible Moment

If the next 150 days turn out to be Trump’s final days in office, he could still wreak a lot of havoc on American foreign policy.


Trump's Attacks on Public Servants Are Hurting America

Self-dealing and disdain for public service reinforce the autocratic conceit that democratic systems are no better than dictatorial ones, and undermine our biggest advantage.


An End to Magical Thinking in the Middle East

It’s time to abandon the dogma that’s driven our foreign policy and led to so much disaster in the region.