william burns

  • April 13, 2017  

    What began as a Trump presidency emphasizing retrenchment on the home front has been quickly refocused on the U.S. role abroad. The U.S. response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons have raised fresh questions about President Trump’s foreign policy. Judy Woodruff talks to former Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2015  

    Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns headed a secret negotiating team that met with high level Iranian representatives first in 2008 under President George W. Bush, and then in earnest in 2013, when the Obama and Rouhani governments revived the talks. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Burns about the deal and whether Iran will comply. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2013  

    In other news Monday, top U.S. diplomat William Burns traveled to Cairo to urge Egyptian military and interim government leaders to include all parties in its political transition. Also, U.S. officials responded to a New York Times report that said the American government’s plan to aid Syrian rebels will be more limited. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2008   BY  

    In a break with past policy on Iran, the Bush administration is sending a delegate to weekend nuclear talks between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and other world powers, including the European Union. Continue reading