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The Secret Openings of US Foreign Policy


When Donald Trump took the stage at his inauguration in January 2017, he promised to put an end to the multilateral approach that had marked US foreign policy since the end of World War II, pledging to put “America First.” Ambassador William Burns joins our podcast to discuss what that means for the Foreign Service members who work on behalf of US interests abroad.

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    Putin’s Meaningless Coup

    Sergei Guriev

    The message of Vladimir Putin’s call in his recent state-of-the-nation speech for a constitutional overhaul is not that the Russian regime is going to be transformed; it isn’t. Rather, the message is that Putin knows his regime is on the wrong side of history – and he is dead set on keeping it there.