Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Makes the Case for Diplomacy

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Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns wrote "The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal." (Photo: Brigitte Lacombe)

In "The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal," former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns argues that U.S. foreign relations are in chaos. And that the disorder is striking at a precarious time, when the world faces ongoing geopolitical challenges such as a nuclear North Korea, an emboldened Russia and a crumbling Venezuela. Burns joins us to discuss the critical role of diplomacy in an ever-changing world.

Guests:

William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; author, "The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal"

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