Former Deputy Secretary of State
“We can expect a focus on hard-power solutions to every problem…and an even more aggressive pursuit of ‘America First’” – Antony Blinken, former Deputy Secretary of State
For three decades Antony Blinken has held senior foreign policy positions and worked closely with two presidents. With greater belligerence from North Korea and Russia, heightened rivalry with China, growing nuclear arsenals, and a rapidly changing Middle East, his expertise is relevant more than ever. Currently, he is the managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. He is also the Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an Opinion writer for The New York Times.
Read more from Antony Blinken:
“Secretaries, other senior officials, ambassadors and envoys all need to know what [our foreign] policy is to explain it to others and bring predictability to our nation’s foreign engagements. Mr. Trump’s failure to develop policies — and his tendency to countermand them by tweet — have caused major confusion worldwide about where we stand on issue after issue. In a crisis, having clear policy principles is even more important. “ – New York Times, MORE