In recent days, several articles have pointed out that a large number of political appointments at the State Department remain unfilled almost five months into the Trump administration. In order to get a better sense of where these developments stand on the “normal” scale as well as the potential consequences, I reached out to political […]
Editors’ note: On Friday, the New York Times reported that during his Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other Russian officials the day after he fired FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump told his Russian visitors, “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” The Times story also […]
On Friday, President Trump departs on his first foreign trip. Over the course of nine days, he’ll meet many leaders face-to-face for the first time, including key NATO leaders. Before leaving office, Vice President Joe Biden articulated the central importance of face-to-face diplomacy. Asked about the “Biden Doctrine,” he offered some advice for incoming administrations: […]
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