“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Five causes of collapse appear paramount: major episodes of climate change, crises-induced mass migrations, pandemics, dramatic advances in methods of warfare and transport, and human failings in crises including societal lack of resilience and the madness, incompetence, cultic focus, or ignorance of rulers.
Liberal democracy and capitalism have been the two commanding political and economic ideas of Western history since the 19th century. Now, however, the fate of these once-galvanizing global principles is increasingly uncertain.
In her new book, Not for the Faint of Heart, Ambassador Sherman takes readers inside the world of international diplomacy and into the mind of one of our most effective negotiators―often the only woman in the room. She discusses the core values that have shaped her approach to work and leadership: authenticity, effective use of power and persistence, acceptance of change, and commitment to the team. She shows why good work in her field is so hard to do, and how we can learn to apply core skills of diplomacy to the challenges in our own lives.
Ambassador Nicholas Burns comments on Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán's recent visit to the White House and the battle of ideas between far-right, antidemocratic populists challenging Europe's democratic leaders.
Nicholas Burns was Ambassador to NATO under Bush Jr. and director of Soviet and Russian Affairs under Bush Sr. He speaks to Planet America’s John Barron about his concerns for the future of NATO under President Donald Trump.
Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns tells Katy Tur the way to stem the number of people applying for asylum at the U.S. southern border is to "help them where they are."
This week, NATO turns 70, and former US Amb. to NATO, Nicholas Burns, and the Atlantic Council's Fred Kempe discuss the president's remarks about NATO and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's recent U.S. visit.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visits Washington this week as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary. He'll have face to face meeting with one of the defense pact's biggest critics, President Donald Trump
A former US ambassador to NATO recalls how the coalition rallied to America's aid after one of its darkest days, September 11, 2001. It was the only time a key provision of the treaty was invoked in the alliance's 70-year history.
Ambassador Doug Lute testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on March 13, 2019 about the indispensable role of NATO, the U.S.'s greatest geo-strategic advantage over any potential competitors.
At the start of the Munich Security Conference, Handelsblatt editor Moritz Koch talks to Nicholas Burns. The Harvard professor and former Secretary of State in the US Department of State is sharply criticizing US President Trump.
Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nick Burns says President Trump is the weakest American president in the last 70 years in dealing with Russia and standing up to Vladimir Putin. He discusses with MSNBC’s David Gura.