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"It or not. We live in a global era in which what happens. Thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives this time it's covert nineteen which originated in a Chinese city. Most of us had never even heard of but quickly spread to the corners of the earth. Next time it could well be another infectious disease from somewhere else. Twenty years ago it was a group of terrorists trained in Afghanistan and armed with others who commandeered four planes and flew them into buildings. Claiming nearly three thousand lives in thousand. Sixteen hackers in a nondescript offices building in Russia traveled virtually and cyberspace to manipulate America's elections in two thousand eight. It was a global financial crisis caused by mortgage-backed securities in America. But one day it could well be a financial contagion originating in Europe Asia Africa. This is the new normal of the twenty first century and globalism is not a choice but a fact now Dr Richard Haass the President of the Council on Foreign Relations and a season diplomat. Who served under four presidents is helping make sense of this complicated? An interconnected world with a new book called the world a brief introduction and today. I'm happy to welcome. Dr Haass back to the show to discuss the foreign relations aspect of the current pandemic his concerns that the crisis may lead to more isolationism and nationalism. Instead of greater cooperation and what the pandemic might mean for U s China relations he addresses. Why terms like globalism and world order such hot buttons for many Americans and why the negatives of globalism and trade often overshadow the many benefits. Dr Haass Talks about the current post Cold War period and why we still struggle to define it thirty years in and he proposes that the world may have to rethink its ideas about national sovereignty to address problems that know no borders like cove nineteen and climate. Change Lessee outlines the most urgent global problems the world faces in the twenty first century the regions of the world that worry him most and why he believes the. Us shouldn't get out of the nation building business. Just yet coming up with Dr Richard. Haass injustice moment. Dr.

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"richard haass" Discussed on Words Matter

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14:14 min | 6 months ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Words Matter

"With brief read we can tell that you're not one of those Democrats who loves terrorists. Your experience you served in the State Department under President Reagan on the National Security Council under President Bush forty one and in senior positions at the State Department under Colin Powell in the Bush forty three administration. And so I wanNA take a step back and actually ask what you make of this hyper politicisation. That's happening with foreign policy by some Republicans including President Zandt trump himself. I hate it. I'm actually a registered Republican. Even though my the first president I worked for was a guy named Jimmy Carter when I worked for him in the Pentagon. Ah Good Georgia boy. I worked for Reagan and both presidents Bush old enough and old fashioned enough that I actually do think when it comes to farm policy politics Oughta stop at the water's edge now. It's just the opposite if anything now. We're seeing politics getting more intense. The water's edge. This is this is bad ad for the country so I I never thought that there was a democratic or Republican foreign policy and saw the polarization of politicisation word to views of of foreign policy is bad for us and so they were just talking about a minute to talk about predictability about rely but matt consistency. It's terrible double for that. Also sends a terrible image to the world when this kind of just intense infighting I expect that allies of ours wake up in the morning and they look at it and go holy holy smokes. We are GONNA place our future our security on this bunch of characters. They can't get along and can't agree on anything. Why in the world would we WANNA do that? So I I actually actually think this unnerved too many of our friends around the world looking at the whole board and how this is playing out right. Now we talk articulate earlier with Joe's expertise. That's far more than mine about how polarized we are domestically with politics and how. That's probably never going to change. Do you think that we can pull this back in. I'm from foreign policy perspective and shift the polarization where this is going and you see anyone on the playing field right now that can take a leadership role in that I would limit minute to the United States. But if there's somebody in the global game board that you see to I I would just be interested in your thoughts degree of bipartisan consensus about the challenge posed by China so all is not hopeless there. I think there's a degree of Agreement ironically enough given recent events has that we ought to reduce our presence in the Middle East that it's occupied too large a space since the end of the Cold War. I think there's pretty widespread agreement that Mr Putin is a up to no good in Europe. There's tremendous bipartisanship these days on Venezuela. I don't understand the Republican position on climate change but one day there will be bipartisanship on climate change. So I I don't think it's hopeless. And if Joe Biden or might Bloomberg were elected elected president there there around the fifty yard line. These are not people in the end zone and I don't know where post trump Republican party goes. But I would expect that it's quite possible that we may not go back to Bush forty one but we could have elements in the Republican Party. That if they may not be at the fifty yard line but they might be at the thirty yard line. These things go go in cycles and I think also a lot depends upon what goes on in the world and what we're reacting to. What's going on in Australia for example on the climate issue If something like that hits US anyone who suddenly plays party. Politics is going to look stunningly petty and irresponsible. There was an element of coming together. After nine eleven i. It doesn't last. I understand politics grown up but I I think now this hyper partisanship. I tend to think this is something out of the ordinary. That probably won't last so Richard. You had what I think is one of the three or four more interesting jobs in government when you're at the State Department Pharma being the Director of policy planning and that quite simply is a little bit kind of the Intellectual Foundation for our foreign policy across the government. I think about that in one of my closest friends in the world. Jim Steinberg had that job. I don't see Steinberg's Haas in this government and I'm wondering Eh how you look at the hollowing out of expertise in government over the last three years or if you believe it's beyond that and the impact that has I mean you. You mentioned mentioned. We need to offer diplomatic off ramp. Do we have the intellectual and expertise half now to come up with something or are we just running around chasing the president's tweets. I'll be honest with you. I'm worried I'm uneasy and I think if you're not worried you're not paying attention the hollowing out of the State Department. Some of the people who are in positions at home and around the world just shouldn't be I actually. I'd love to see every single candidate. Pledge that they would only nominate dominate embassador who were qualified. And I don't care if they're career or non-career you know we've had non-career Ambassadors Howard Baker Mike Matt Seal but the kind of guy we sent off to the EU. WHO's in the middle middle of Ukraine scandal? That's outrageous why would we ever have. Such people representing the United States is a country of three hundred thirty million people. We can do better. We ought not to pay eight people off for campaign contributions with with embassies. I think it's a question of staffing in the administration. A lot of it's not what it should be also so process. This is probably the most ad hoc administration in modern American history and that's dangerous because processes. This is good process at times can be stifling. Process also offers tremendous protection decreases significantly the chance. You'll be surprised BUI- events or by reactions to what it is you actually do. And president trump is a guy who quite honestly is uncomfortable with processes. Anyone I've seen that's dangerous and it seems to me it increases the odds. You're surprise we may have seen elements of that over the last week or two and the whole response to Sulamani Sulamani about how Iran would react with any threatened sanctions against Iraq and it's inconceivable to me. That policy came out of a deliberative process. No one who has worked on the Middle East for a minute would do such a thing so I worry about personnel but even more worrying more about the the lacquer process and the political culture and I actually think times the president he may be comfortable with it but the job of process and people around the president. And you've done it. I've done it is not to make the president comfortable. It's not to give him what he wants to give him what he needs. And I think all too often donald trump gets what he wants and not nearly enough what he needs. Yeah I think there was a A New York Times story that reflected that while his advisers get along a lot more now they are much more accommodating of his wishes which is exactly the opposite. I think of what we've seen. What should people look for? I mean I think. I think you've said that people are naive if they think that the rocket attack in Baghdad was Iran's response what should people be looking for over the next year as far as how they might hit back and how to calibrate a message from that as far as how. This thing thing is escalating or calming. I think it's probably realistic to look for a couple of things. One is continued. Gradual breakout breakout from some of the elements of the two thousand. Fifteen nuclear agreement that we've already discussed and it's one of those games almost chicken where Iran will continue to do things and the question is at what point does the United States or Israel or somebody basically say that's intolerable. So there's there's that that I would. You'd think Iran will do some things with cyber only because cyber is relatively difficult to trace and it allows them to cause damage and basically say. Hey we had nothing nothing to do with it. You can't pin anything On US militias will continue to do things. We're already seeing that and they will say these militias are independent and even if we give them strategic support we're not tactically directing them now. You can't hold US accountable or responsible. I think think they'll probably avoid they themselves. Iran Direct Action Against American forces. But I wouldn't be surprised if Iran did some direct action against some of the neighbors. I think they'd like to take advantage of the fact that the United States is put some distance between itself and its traditional friends in the region particularly the Saudis and maybe leverage them a a bit. I think it's interesting here. We haven't mentioned but what got the United States is involved as we've been recently was not attacks on Saudi Arabia shipping. It was the killing of an American contractor contractor and then attacks directly on American installations. So my guess is the Iranians of internalized that and they said okay. We probably got a bit more leeway so long as we avoid one set of targets and ways that can be traced back to us. But we've got a lot of leeway if either go after different set of targets or things can't be easily traced nice to us. The president made that pretty clear in his statement which was in celebrating no casualties. It may not have been a wise diplomatic message but it was. It was a clear message and had been one that had been made before and I think again. I think they've internalized it so again. They won't stand down but they will. We'll be selective but the dangerous still but everybody miscalculates. We don't have very good direct lines of communication and this is kind of the fog of diplomacy and it's very easy for Americans in Iraq and to misread one another and so. I'm not sanguine that what we can pull this off indefinitely it's why I feel some urgency about establishing more dedicated diplomatic channels and by beginning a more. You're dedicated diplomatic conversation. I think just leaving this out there to chance is As we'd say risky business I wanNA and with a comment you made in recent days that actually shifts are perspective from the world back to our shores back to the homeland. And you said it's been almost half for centuries since Professor Arthur Susser junior published the imperial presidency and if anything the imbalance between the legislative and the executive branches has grown grown. Do you think that there's any going back from that. And what can we do. Or what can congress do to kind of recapture its role balance between article. One and article. Two one I find it ironic that I I tweeted that I am saying this because I for longtime was a card carrying a member of the executive I approach to policy. I'll admit it. I never though imagine we'd have what we have now and I think what we need need to do. Congress needs to do some things. There must be well over one hundred grants of authority some of the for example some of the grants authority of Congress that this administration used to sanction in Canada. That's because under all these laws that Congress pass gave the executive tremendous discretion and this this executive branches run with it. The Obama Administration did all sorts of things Again essentially legislation is is tiresome and tedious. Takes time off and you can't get anything green much easier to do things through the regulatory channel or just do it. Unilaterally wasn't invented by the trump administration nuclear weapons obviously created a certain urgency. But it just seems to me if the founders came along they would they would not recognize what we now have so yeah. There's some decisions that have to be made in a matter of seconds or minutes. I get the need to delegate those but fundamental decisions of trade policy or foreign policy. We don't have to decide those between two thirty and two thirty two to am. You've got time to talk about so if I were congress I would be looking a lot at reclaiming certain powers that have been transferred. Maybe very hard to do this now though because everything will be seen through the partisan lens you mentioned before so Republicans in the Senate will probably oppose anything that seems to rain in the President President. So this may only happen. funnily enough one you have one party controls Congress and also control the White House and it's not seen as a partisan the effort by one party to corral the other and may actually have to be more of a constitutional re-balancing than something seen as partisan so ironically ironically enough. A May only come about when you have one party control. I'm going to throw one more end. And you live through the lead up to the Gulf the A second Gulf War with Iraq yard track and I think in the aftermath of that there was a maybe not a crisis but certainly a uneasy feeling about how intelligence was used and our intelligence gathering and Secretary Powell has spoken about this many many times was it feels like there's exponentially a worse problem now having lived through three years of the president himself Denigrating the the intelligence community. Is there a solution there is there. How big a problem is just feel like? We went through about a ten year. Convulsion abortion as a country of we feel like we were led into war on false terms and now we have a president. Who says don't believe the people who are telling you what's going on in the world? It is it possible to get back to a place where there's a consensus and would move forward as a country and what will that take I sure hope so intelligence community my experiences filled with a lot of professionals. Not a lot of Agenda there so I always thought they were pretty straight shoot if he disagreed at times. It doesn't mean they were wrong and I was right and even when they got it wrong on weapons of mass destruction for the most part..

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"richard haass" Discussed on Words Matter

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11:54 min | 6 months ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Words Matter

"We have to be careful even by using the word regime we should call it the government and a much more realistic path as we could give them a diplomatic attorney the they may not like but they might say is their least bad option. Your length and experience in the sphere would take a long time to read at the introduction but even with brief read we can tell that you're not one of those Democrats who loves terrorists. Your experience you served in the State Department under President Reagan on the National Security Council under President Bush forty one and in senior positions at the State Department under Colin Powell in the Bush forty three administration. And so I wanNA take a step back and actually ask what you make of this hyper politicisation. That's happening with foreign policy by some Republicans including President Zandt trump himself. I hate it. I'm actually a registered Republican. Even though my the first president I worked for was a guy named Jimmy Carter when I worked for him in the Pentagon. Ah Good Georgia boy. I worked for Reagan and both presidents Bush old enough and old fashioned enough that I actually do think when it comes to farm policy politics Oughta stop at the water's edge now. It's just the opposite if anything now. We're seeing politics getting more intense. The water's edge. This is this is bad ad for the country so I I never thought that there was a democratic or Republican foreign policy and saw the polarization of politicisation word to views of of foreign policy is bad for us and so they were just talking about a minute to talk about predictability about rely but matt consistency. It's terrible double for that. Also sends a terrible image to the world when this kind of just intense infighting I expect that allies of ours wake up in the morning and they look at it and go holy holy smokes. We are GONNA place our future our security on this bunch of characters. They can't get along and can't agree on anything. Why in the world would we WANNA do that? So I I actually actually think this unnerved too many of our friends around the world looking at the whole board and how this is playing out right. Now we talk articulate earlier with Joe's expertise. That's far more than mine about how polarized we are domestically with politics and how. That's probably never going to change. Do you think that we can pull this back in. I'm from foreign policy perspective and shift the polarization where this is going and you see anyone on the playing field right now that can take a leadership role in that I would limit minute to the United States. But if there's somebody in the global game board that you see to I I would just be interested in your thoughts degree of bipartisan consensus about the challenge posed by China so all is not hopeless there. I think there's a degree of Agreement ironically enough given recent events has that we ought to reduce our presence in the Middle East that it's occupied too large a space since the end of the Cold War. I think there's pretty widespread agreement that Mr Putin is a up to no good in Europe. There's tremendous bipartisanship these days on Venezuela. I don't understand the Republican position on climate change but one day there will be bipartisanship on climate change. So I I don't think it's hopeless. And if Joe Biden or might Bloomberg were elected elected president there there around the fifty yard line. These are not people in the end zone and I don't know where post trump Republican party goes. But I would expect that it's quite possible that we may not go back to Bush forty one but we could have elements in the Republican Party. That if they may not be at the fifty yard line but they might be at the thirty yard line. These things go go in cycles and I think also a lot depends upon what goes on in the world and what we're reacting to. What's going on in Australia for example on the climate issue If something like that hits US anyone who suddenly plays party. Politics is going to look stunningly petty and irresponsible. There was an element of coming together. After nine eleven i. It doesn't last. I understand politics grown up but I I think now this hyper partisanship. I tend to think this is something out of the ordinary. That probably won't last so Richard. You had what I think is one of the three or four more interesting jobs in government when you're at the State Department Pharma being the Director of policy planning and that quite simply is a little bit kind of the Intellectual Foundation for our foreign policy across the government. I think about that in one of my closest friends in the world. Jim Steinberg had that job. I don't see Steinberg's Haas in this government and I'm wondering Eh how you look at the hollowing out of expertise in government over the last three years or if you believe it's beyond that and the impact that has I mean you. You mentioned mentioned. We need to offer diplomatic off ramp. Do we have the intellectual and expertise half now to come up with something or are we just running around chasing the president's tweets. I'll be honest with you. I'm worried I'm uneasy and I think if you're not worried you're not paying attention the hollowing out of the State Department. Some of the people who are in positions at home and around the world just shouldn't be I actually. I'd love to see every single candidate. Pledge that they would only nominate dominate embassador who were qualified. And I don't care if they're career or non-career you know we've had non-career Ambassadors Howard Baker Mike Matt Seal but the kind of guy we sent off to the EU. WHO's in the middle middle of Ukraine scandal? That's outrageous why would we ever have. Such people representing the United States is a country of three hundred thirty million people. We can do better. We ought not to pay eight people off for campaign contributions with with embassies. I think it's a question of staffing in the administration. A lot of it's not what it should be also so process. This is probably the most ad hoc administration in modern American history and that's dangerous because processes. This is good process at times can be stifling. Process also offers tremendous protection decreases significantly the chance. You'll be surprised BUI- events or by reactions to what it is you actually do. And president trump is a guy who quite honestly is uncomfortable with processes. Anyone I've seen that's dangerous and it seems to me it increases the odds. You're surprise we may have seen elements of that over the last week or two and the whole response to Sulamani Sulamani about how Iran would react with any threatened sanctions against Iraq and it's inconceivable to me. That policy came out of a deliberative process. No one who has worked on the Middle East for a minute would do such a thing so I worry about personnel but even more worrying more about the the lacquer process and the political culture and I actually think times the president he may be comfortable with it but the job of process and people around the president. And you've done it. I've done it is not to make the president comfortable. It's not to give him what he wants to give him what he needs. And I think all too often donald trump gets what he wants and not nearly enough what he needs. Yeah I think there was a A New York Times story that reflected that while his advisers get along a lot more now they are much more accommodating of his wishes which is exactly the opposite. I think of what we've seen. What should people look for? I mean I think. I think you've said that people are naive if they think that the rocket attack in Baghdad was Iran's response what should people be looking for over the next year as far as how they might hit back and how to calibrate a message from that as far as how. This thing thing is escalating or calming. I think it's probably realistic to look for a couple of things. One is continued. Gradual breakout breakout from some of the elements of the two thousand. Fifteen nuclear agreement that we've already discussed and it's one of those games almost chicken where Iran will continue to do things and the question is at what point does the United States or Israel or somebody basically say that's intolerable. So there's there's that that I would. You'd think Iran will do some things with cyber only because cyber is relatively difficult to trace and it allows them to cause damage and basically say. Hey we had nothing nothing to do with it. You can't pin anything On US militias will continue to do things. We're already seeing that and they will say these militias are independent and even if we give them strategic support we're not tactically directing them now. You can't hold US accountable or responsible. I think think they'll probably avoid they themselves. Iran Direct Action Against American forces. But I wouldn't be surprised if Iran did some direct action against some of the neighbors. I think they'd like to take advantage of the fact that the United States is put some distance between itself and its traditional friends in the region particularly the Saudis and maybe leverage them a a bit. I think it's interesting here. We haven't mentioned but what got the United States is involved as we've been recently was not attacks on Saudi Arabia shipping. It was the killing of an American contractor contractor and then attacks directly on American installations. So my guess is the Iranians of internalized that and they said okay. We probably got a bit more leeway so long as we avoid one set of targets and ways that can be traced back to us. But we've got a lot of leeway if either go after different set of targets or things can't be easily traced nice to us. The president made that pretty clear in his statement which was in celebrating no casualties. It may not have been a wise diplomatic message but it was. It was a clear message and had been one that had been made before and I think again. I think they've internalized it so again. They won't stand down but they will. We'll be selective but the dangerous still but everybody miscalculates. We don't have very good direct lines of communication and this is kind of the fog of diplomacy and it's very easy for Americans in Iraq and to misread one another and so. I'm not sanguine that what we can pull this off indefinitely it's why I feel some urgency about establishing more dedicated diplomatic channels and by beginning a more. You're dedicated diplomatic conversation. I think just leaving this out there to chance is As we'd say risky business I wanNA and with a comment you made in recent days that actually shifts are perspective from the world back to our shores back to the homeland. And you said it's been almost half for centuries since Professor Arthur Susser junior published the imperial presidency and if anything the imbalance between the legislative and the executive branches has grown grown. Do you think that there's any going back from that. And what can we do. Or what can congress do to kind of recapture its role balance between article. One and article. Two one I find it ironic that I I tweeted that I am saying this because I for longtime was a card carrying a member of the executive I approach to policy. I'll admit it. I never though imagine we'd have what we have now and I think what we need need to do. Congress needs to do some things. There must be well over one hundred grants of authority some of the for example some of the grants authority of Congress that this administration used to sanction in Canada. That's because under all these laws that Congress pass gave the executive tremendous discretion and this this executive branches run with it. The Obama Administration did all sorts of things Again essentially legislation is is tiresome and tedious..

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"richard haass" Discussed on Words Matter

Words Matter

11:54 min | 6 months ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Words Matter

"We have to be careful even by using the word regime we should call it the government and a much more realistic path as we could give them a diplomatic attorney the they may not like but they might say is their least bad option. Your length and experience in the sphere would take a long time to read at the introduction but even with brief read we can tell that you're not one of those Democrats who loves terrorists. Your experience you served in the State Department under President Reagan on the National Security Council under President Bush forty one and in senior positions at the State Department under Colin Powell in the Bush forty three administration. And so I wanNA take a step back and actually ask what you make of this hyper politicisation. That's happening with foreign policy by some Republicans including President Zandt trump himself. I hate it. I'm actually a registered Republican. Even though my the first president I worked for was a guy named Jimmy Carter when I worked for him in the Pentagon. Ah Good Georgia boy. I worked for Reagan and both presidents Bush old enough and old fashioned enough that I actually do think when it comes to farm policy politics Oughta stop at the water's edge now. It's just the opposite if anything now. We're seeing politics getting more intense. The water's edge. This is this is bad ad for the country so I I never thought that there was a democratic or Republican foreign policy and saw the polarization of politicisation word to views of of foreign policy is bad for us and so they were just talking about a minute to talk about predictability about rely but matt consistency. It's terrible double for that. Also sends a terrible image to the world when this kind of just intense infighting I expect that allies of ours wake up in the morning and they look at it and go holy holy smokes. We are GONNA place our future our security on this bunch of characters. They can't get along and can't agree on anything. Why in the world would we WANNA do that? So I I actually actually think this unnerved too many of our friends around the world looking at the whole board and how this is playing out right. Now we talk articulate earlier with Joe's expertise. That's far more than mine about how polarized we are domestically with politics and how. That's probably never going to change. Do you think that we can pull this back in. I'm from foreign policy perspective and shift the polarization where this is going and you see anyone on the playing field right now that can take a leadership role in that I would limit minute to the United States. But if there's somebody in the global game board that you see to I I would just be interested in your thoughts degree of bipartisan consensus about the challenge posed by China so all is not hopeless there. I think there's a degree of Agreement ironically enough given recent events has that we ought to reduce our presence in the Middle East that it's occupied too large a space since the end of the Cold War. I think there's pretty widespread agreement that Mr Putin is a up to no good in Europe. There's tremendous bipartisanship these days on Venezuela. I don't understand the Republican position on climate change but one day there will be bipartisanship on climate change. So I I don't think it's hopeless. And if Joe Biden or might Bloomberg were elected elected president there there around the fifty yard line. These are not people in the end zone and I don't know where post trump Republican party goes. But I would expect that it's quite possible that we may not go back to Bush forty one but we could have elements in the Republican Party. That if they may not be at the fifty yard line but they might be at the thirty yard line. These things go go in cycles and I think also a lot depends upon what goes on in the world and what we're reacting to. What's going on in Australia for example on the climate issue If something like that hits US anyone who suddenly plays party. Politics is going to look stunningly petty and irresponsible. There was an element of coming together. After nine eleven i. It doesn't last. I understand politics grown up but I I think now this hyper partisanship. I tend to think this is something out of the ordinary. That probably won't last so Richard. You had what I think is one of the three or four more interesting jobs in government when you're at the State Department Pharma being the Director of policy planning and that quite simply is a little bit kind of the Intellectual Foundation for our foreign policy across the government. I think about that in one of my closest friends in the world. Jim Steinberg had that job. I don't see Steinberg's Haas in this government and I'm wondering Eh how you look at the hollowing out of expertise in government over the last three years or if you believe it's beyond that and the impact that has I mean you. You mentioned mentioned. We need to offer diplomatic off ramp. Do we have the intellectual and expertise half now to come up with something or are we just running around chasing the president's tweets. I'll be honest with you. I'm worried I'm uneasy and I think if you're not worried you're not paying attention the hollowing out of the State Department. Some of the people who are in positions at home and around the world just shouldn't be I actually. I'd love to see every single candidate. Pledge that they would only nominate dominate embassador who were qualified. And I don't care if they're career or non-career you know we've had non-career Ambassadors Howard Baker Mike Matt Seal but the kind of guy we sent off to the EU. WHO's in the middle middle of Ukraine scandal? That's outrageous why would we ever have. Such people representing the United States is a country of three hundred thirty million people. We can do better. We ought not to pay eight people off for campaign contributions with with embassies. I think it's a question of staffing in the administration. A lot of it's not what it should be also so process. This is probably the most ad hoc administration in modern American history and that's dangerous because processes. This is good process at times can be stifling. Process also offers tremendous protection decreases significantly the chance. You'll be surprised BUI- events or by reactions to what it is you actually do. And president trump is a guy who quite honestly is uncomfortable with processes. Anyone I've seen that's dangerous and it seems to me it increases the odds. You're surprise we may have seen elements of that over the last week or two and the whole response to Sulamani Sulamani about how Iran would react with any threatened sanctions against Iraq and it's inconceivable to me. That policy came out of a deliberative process. No one who has worked on the Middle East for a minute would do such a thing so I worry about personnel but even more worrying more about the the lacquer process and the political culture and I actually think times the president he may be comfortable with it but the job of process and people around the president. And you've done it. I've done it is not to make the president comfortable. It's not to give him what he wants to give him what he needs. And I think all too often donald trump gets what he wants and not nearly enough what he needs. Yeah I think there was a A New York Times story that reflected that while his advisers get along a lot more now they are much more accommodating of his wishes which is exactly the opposite. I think of what we've seen. What should people look for? I mean I think. I think you've said that people are naive if they think that the rocket attack in Baghdad was Iran's response what should people be looking for over the next year as far as how they might hit back and how to calibrate a message from that as far as how. This thing thing is escalating or calming. I think it's probably realistic to look for a couple of things. One is continued. Gradual breakout breakout from some of the elements of the two thousand. Fifteen nuclear agreement that we've already discussed and it's one of those games almost chicken where Iran will continue to do things and the question is at what point does the United States or Israel or somebody basically say that's intolerable. So there's there's that that I would. You'd think Iran will do some things with cyber only because cyber is relatively difficult to trace and it allows them to cause damage and basically say. Hey we had nothing nothing to do with it. You can't pin anything On US militias will continue to do things. We're already seeing that and they will say these militias are independent and even if we give them strategic support we're not tactically directing them now. You can't hold US accountable or responsible. I think think they'll probably avoid they themselves. Iran Direct Action Against American forces. But I wouldn't be surprised if Iran did some direct action against some of the neighbors. I think they'd like to take advantage of the fact that the United States is put some distance between itself and its traditional friends in the region particularly the Saudis and maybe leverage them a a bit. I think it's interesting here. We haven't mentioned but what got the United States is involved as we've been recently was not attacks on Saudi Arabia shipping. It was the killing of an American contractor contractor and then attacks directly on American installations. So my guess is the Iranians of internalized that and they said okay. We probably got a bit more leeway so long as we avoid one set of targets and ways that can be traced back to us. But we've got a lot of leeway if either go after different set of targets or things can't be easily traced nice to us. The president made that pretty clear in his statement which was in celebrating no casualties. It may not have been a wise diplomatic message but it was. It was a clear message and had been one that had been made before and I think again. I think they've internalized it so again. They won't stand down but they will. We'll be selective but the dangerous still but everybody miscalculates. We don't have very good direct lines of communication and this is kind of the fog of diplomacy and it's very easy for Americans in Iraq and to misread one another and so. I'm not sanguine that what we can pull this off indefinitely it's why I feel some urgency about establishing more dedicated diplomatic channels and by beginning a more. You're dedicated diplomatic conversation. I think just leaving this out there to chance is As we'd say risky business I wanNA and with a comment you made in recent days that actually shifts are perspective from the world back to our shores back to the homeland. And you said it's been almost half for centuries since Professor Arthur Susser junior published the imperial presidency and if anything the imbalance between the legislative and the executive branches has grown grown. Do you think that there's any going back from that. And what can we do. Or what can congress do to kind of recapture its role balance between article. One and article. Two one I find it ironic that I I tweeted that I am saying this because I for longtime was a card carrying a member of the executive I approach to policy. I'll admit it. I never though imagine we'd have what we have now and I think what we need need to do. Congress needs to do some things. There must be well over one hundred grants of authority some of the for example some of the grants authority of Congress that this administration used to sanction in Canada. That's because under all these laws that Congress pass gave the executive tremendous discretion and this this executive branches run with it. The Obama Administration did all sorts of things Again essentially legislation is is tiresome and tedious..

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Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And   al-Baghdadi's death

MSNBC Morning Joe

14:24 min | 8 months ago

Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death

"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going

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"richard haass" Discussed on Intelligence Matters

Intelligence Matters

07:18 min | 10 months ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Intelligence Matters

"The short answer is I don't think we're in the right place. we may have been too optimistic about bringing China in as a partner a did you use the phrase responsible stakeholder to integrate them into our world. I think we were right right to let them in for example into the WTO. I don't think we monitored their behavior closely but I worry now. We're overshooting farm. Policy has pendulums like everything nothing else and I think now the pendulum is swinging too far the other way to talk about a Cold War blithely either the inevitability of one the reality of one that could happen but nobody should welcome that twenty-first-century defined by US Chinese Cold War will be much worse century. It would make far more difficult for rushed to cooperate on regional or global challenges increases the what we have to spend on defence increases the odds that at some point the Cold War will be hot so we ought to if we can and avoid it now obviously it takes to avoid it so I wanNA relationship with China where we try to influence their behavior but we also protect the possibility in reality thirty of limited areas of cooperation so we're going to have a relationship. That's going to have multiple personalities but that ought to be goal. So what would your conversation it with them. If you were trying to convince them of having this thing come out in the right place the conversation I would have China Dude. It's conversation I had with China when when I ran the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department my opposite number was the gentleman who happens to be China's Foreign Paula our foreign minister right now why and and the other person I work most closely with China's ambassador to the United States and this was the conversation we had all the time. What sort of an international system do we want to bring about? What is a post Cold War international national system? How do we deal with global challenges from terrorism to proliferation to modernizing international financial arrangements to dealing with climate to dealing with global health? I want to bring China in to a set of our relationships. That'd be the conversation and I would make the argument why it's in their interest to do so. It's not a favor they do for us this. This is not only good for America world. This is a world that they also would benefit from in. I'd also make clear if they decide not to do that. Not only will they pay a price but if if they act in ways that we believe are contrary to our interests they will leave us no recourse but to push back whether it's with Taiwan or the the South China Sea or on certain trading in the area of trade if they adopt behaviors that we thinker simply unfair or or inimical torture so basically lay out the menu. They're GONNA don't have to make decisions now. Implicit let me say one of the point and I apologize for going on so long. I think we should show concern. About what China does it home but I don't think that can or should would be the first thing in in our relationship. I don't think we will succeed and this is where I worked for Bush forty one and at the time of Tiananmen I was in the White House us and I think the feeling was we criticize them for what they did. We sanctioned them for what we did but we also protected a larger relationship and I think that ought to be our or navigate going forward so Richard. Let's stick with East Asia North Korea. No administration has been able to deal successfully with North Korea's strategic weapons program its nuclear weapons and its long range missiles. How do you think about the threat from North Korea? Is it bigger than what I just said right. And how do you assess perhaps how the Obama administration approached it. And how do you assess president trump's novel approach and what might you do differently well. You're right. The policy towards North Korea has been a rare case of continuity American policy. That's the good news bad news to successive administrations failed to accomplish every single one North Korea continues to pose a significant conventional military threat to the Republic of Korea to South Korea but obviously what's new in different is the nuclear clear and missile threat this president president trump came in and try to shake things up and he did it with his threats and he did it with tighter sanctions than he did it with his openness diplomacy and in principle that was good I think essentially he teed it up. Well where there's been trump where there's been a failures after that and I think this denuclearization or nothing approach is is misguided why I believe we ought to keep to denuclearization as a long term goal but we ought to be open to lesser interim arrangements we will release will reduce the degree of the sanctions we put on you in exchange for certain limits on your capabilities. because what's happened is by having all or nothing diplomacy see we now have nothing and since then since the president's beyond his summitry North Korea's far more capable in the missile realm as well as in the nuclear realm. This isn't working and we don't want is bad it is it is now I mean just seeing North Korea now has estimated what thirty maybe thirty five whatever nuclear warheads imagine a day in five or ten years where they could have one hundred thirty and of greater quality on missiles with greater accuracy. We do not want to get to the point where North Korea represents an existential existential threat to the United States. The President keeps saying he's a patient man. He shouldn't be patient here. He should feel urgency so the goal the United States ought to be the Cap North Korea's capabilities as a first step and then see how we can roll them back those capabilities so I I believe he was right to get their attention but he's been wrong and how always stunting since and he can actually I think I I think he can actually use the relationship. He's built right to push to get to those negotiations that you're talking about are believed alleviate he could he could too. I don't understand this this insistence on our way or the highway it. It's simply not working in the north. Koreans have also figured out that they don't face the threat of military force a war on the Korean Peninsula would be horrific as you know better than most and the sanctions are deteriorating China Russia and others are working around them and that's the history of sanctions. I've done several studies sanctions they rarely if ever accomplish big things and over time what they accomplished tends to go diminish.

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Early election results show Israel's top two parties nearly tied

MSNBC Morning Joe

02:29 min | 10 months ago

Early election results show Israel's top two parties nearly tied

"Now to Israel's general election the latest unofficial results and exit polls show a virtual dead heat and too close to call. It's a rerun of April elections in which Prime Minister Benjamin Jamin Netanyahu one but failed to form a majority government under a deadline Israel's parliament dissolved itself soon after prompted prompting the unprecedented a new election Netanyahu's right-wing wing Likud party appears to have again fallen short of securing parliamentary majority with his ultra religious and nationalist nationalist allies however he says that he is not conceding in just two weeks. Netanyahu is set to appear in court for a a pretrial hearing on a slew of corruption bribery and fraud charges brought by Israel's Attorney General Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing doing sense of familiar joining us now the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book a world in disarray Richard Haass so we're going to get to Iran and in just a moment but first. Is there any pathway any possibility looking at the way things look now that Netanyahu can form a government. We've learn not to rule him out right longest serving prime minister in Israel's history but it's hard to see if you take him and his political allies they just don't get to sixty one votes which is what Oh you need in Israel that said it's not clear there's a path for the principal alternative party the so called blue and white party they too might fall short because in Israel you've never had an Arab list of parties as formerly part of a government majority so what what we're now seeing is the possibility of for quote Unquote National Unity Government with Likud with the so called blue and white party with another party led by the former show someone from the Soviet Union of Ignore Lieberman who runs a secular secular right wing nationalist party. The question is if you had a national unity government. I don't think Bibi Netanyahu could be the prime minister of it as others would say we won't make it happen if he is prime minister so at the moment he's hanging by a thread okay and amidst all this the charges against him What is he looking at here and can it can impact him while he's serving well. Only if you serving as prime minister does he have immunity and that's why this is so important to them that essentially actually there's a deal we former government you protect me but if he can't form a government then he is vulnerable

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Trump's Dismissal of Bolton Highlighted Differences in Life or Death Policies

Morning Edition

04:34 min | 10 months ago

Trump's Dismissal of Bolton Highlighted Differences in Life or Death Policies

"President trump's dismissal of national security adviser John Bolton highlighted differences on some life for death policies you know John was in line with what we were doing and actually in some cases you thought it was too tough what we were doing Mr tough guy let's examine one big issue on which they apparently deferred president trump came close to bringing the Taliban to camp David the other day he was considering an agreement that would begin the U. S. withdrawal from Afghanistan John Bolton didn't seem to like the idea and the president drop the plan for the meeting there was also one of the Taliban are dead now building is gone but the problem remains how if at all to resolve an eighteen year old war critics of the administration's plans included Richard Haass he is president of the council on foreign relations the basis of the agreement seems to have been that they would be an initial American troop withdrawal from roughly twelve or thirteen thousand down to about eighty five hundred. that there would be the likelihood of further withdrawals and even a complete withdrawal over the the next year it off to fourteen months in exchange there would be something of a ceasefire with the with Taliban would at least stop attacks on the United States what was obviously left uncertain is what would have happened in the aftermath of a full American withdrawal because what you described can be seen as the U. S. doing something permanent it would be hard to send the troops back politically once you're through them in exchange for something temporary the Taliban saying we want attack for the moment. indeed the parallels were drawn to the Vietnam negotiations were at the time in the mid seventies the United States essentially negotiated an American exit from Vietnam and two years later the north Vietnamese took over the entire country and the concern here was that once the United States had left the Afghan government that we have been associated with ever since I saw it was created in the aftermath of nine eleven eighteen years ago that that government would ultimately not be able to sustain a long term political military effort against the Taliban was there a case to be made for this deal if the main priority was getting US troops out. well if the goal was to get US troops out then that would be the explanation or rationale for the deal but no one should confuse that with peace no one should confuse that with bringing about a better Afghanistan no one should can choose out with one of the other goals of the agreement which was to get the Taliban to commit not to support terrorists who could carry out actions against the United States and the Taliban either could have allowed it or they simply could have been too weak to have prevented it were you essentially on the same side as John Bolton on this thinking that this meeting was a bad idea. well that's one way to put it yeah my view is that the United States should be looking for and what I would call an indoor and strategy in Afghanistan not an exit strategy for me in a dorm strategy would be a long term but small military presence perhaps half or two thirds are current size what we should probably also be doing is expanding level of our military diplomatic and economic support for the government and this to me is something that American farm policy has done literally for decades were were still in Europe were still in South Korea was still in Japan the goal of American foreign policy has never been to withdraw all troops were in areas where we have in the interests and where there are threats rather it is been to have sufficient troops in those areas to either the turf those threats or to or to meet them and protect our interests so I saw Afghanistan it in that light rather than as a place we should rush to get out of what would you have the president do about Afghanistan given the current situation today. what I would have the United States to is essentially for the time being give up on diplomacy I don't believe it can work given the nature of the Taliban and the fact by the way that the Taliban still enjoy a physical sanctuary in the neighboring country of Pakistan instead what I would do is have a small but long term U. S. saw armed presence in the country and I would look for ways through economic and military aid to buttress the Afghan government to avoid a situation where Afghanistan would again become a a territory from which terrorists could launch global strikes Richard Haas of the council on foreign relations always a pleasure talking with you thank you

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Nicolas Maduro assassination attempt: Venezuela makes six arrests

Rich Stevens

01:09 min | 2 years ago

Nicolas Maduro assassination attempt: Venezuela makes six arrests

"Then just everyone running away the magnitude seven point zero, earthquake hit the island of, Lombok, Bali killing around ninety people on. Sunday disaster, officials say hundreds more have been. Hurt authorities have arrested six people in connection to the apparent assassination. Attempt I'm Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Richard. Haass the president of the council on foreign relations tells NBC incidents like this are bound to happen as the country. Collapses This is a country is. This is way past the point of any liabilities being propped up more than anything else by, Cuban, security d'oro survived the attempt on. His life Saturday when explosive drones went off. During a speech he was giving a military event in Caracas seven. Members of the country's national guard were. Hurt your next update at eleven thirty I'm Karen Curtis stay connected with news anytime at eight fifty WTO dot com Good morning traffic is brought to you by Office Depot office max southern. Boulevard westbound at pike road we still have that crash of sloppy one left lane southern boulevard heading early erected fairgrounds. That actually, in, the clearing stages now Chrysler coast the turnpike has a collision this one. Northbound.

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"richard haass" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"One more failure starting in nineteen ninety four richard haass where american presidents have been lied to one after another after another i think we've all said it this is the beginning i you know this is this is spring training if this is going to be one it's going to be one extra innings much like the red sox last night did richard being used to camping but but this is again we all agree this is better than the situation six months ago but things can go bad very quickly if if we don't do what ronald reagan instructed his negotiators to do trust but verify thinks can go bad into as i don't i don't know i get your basic point i'd be i'd rather be sitting here talking about the the pitfalls of diplomacy than odds of going to war right let's let's let's grant that one is obviously things don't work that all the ninety percent of life is implementation and history would suggest we ought to be skeptical about whether any of this will really happen particularly denuclearization the other thing that troubles me joe and i've called it when i written about this catastrophic success and the president hinted at it that we're willing to do too much and that's what worries me about putting us military exercises with south korea into the equation no one's talking about reducing north korean military threat the president approaches all this again that our alliance with south korea somehow costs more than it benefits us even though we've now had what more than half a century of stability on the peninsula and south korea's become the eleventh wealthiest country in the world so it makes me on easy here is he still looks at this through a prison that wouldn't we be better off if somehow we could walk back or rollback the american alliance commitment to south korea so that's that's deny dynamic here that makes me really uneasy.

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"richard haass" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"You heard the canadian prime minister come out and say this is not only deeply insulting it's hurtful and it's damaging ultimately what is the approach is this just about gaining leverage for nafta well i think that's part of it it may also be partly politics that trump as the midterms approach and trump is thinking about his reelection he wants to show his base that he is taking a clear tangible actions to stand up for american industry against these foreign companies as we all know core theme of his twenty sixteen campaign was in america's getting ripped off both economically and diplomatically so this is a way for him to follow through on that promise and i do think if you look at trump's record going all the way back to the one thousand nine hundred eighty s when he started talking about national politics he does think america's being ripped off now loads of economists and leading political figures think that he doesn't really understand how these things work but i do think that this truly motivates them this idea that we're getting taken for a ride i do think that and so he's going to be a skunk at the garden party up in canada at the g seven and he's opening himself up to strong counterattacks i thought john casick actually had a nice line where he said it's not america first america alone that that does seem to resonate i think with a lot today actually you had the head of the council on foreign relations richard haass on twitter that we've gone from the g eight economies to putting russia out for their bad behavior now a g seven he said it's now with the six america is basically isolating itself in another i talked to a former obama state department official just yesterday for a story whose who pointed out that these tariffs came in on the same day that trump is welcoming top north korea officials to the white house and saying i'm not gonna use maximum pressure anymore you know we're we're we're we're talking well timed on purpose or not it looks bad to the allies you're seeing not just trudeau but now finally japanese prime minister shinzo abe getting more angry with trump here's a risk republican republicans are terrified by the best thing trump and republicans have going for them is the economy three point eight percent unemployment that's a remarkable number that we got on friday.

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"richard haass" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher

"How does that make sense why did they get a pass on that's my thing with israel's sexy might they play by a different standard up seems like a country like saudi arabia which is rich and closer to syria and have a lot more in common and the syrians have in germany olympic who've them to take in their brethren word and assorted policy was more obviously try to shape the civil war inserted didn't work out so well but you make a decent point the united states historically not now has been one of the great recipients of refugees and obviously emigrants israel has its part of israel's dna but this double standards distribute standards out there i don't care finally we're going to get attacked again for in the election we have this year by russia our electoral process that's for sure even pump pay of the cia director who is a trump ally admits that the president is a wall on this first president ever not to defend the country during a time of attack really when you think about it kenny you asked you think defend itself without the president leading it must something like a russian saw up to a really every state cities voting machines and a funny sort of why we don't really want to be as networked as we are we can also push back against russia i don't understand why we've unilaterally disarm why don't we publishing things say about putin's finances get people rioting in the streets of moscow they arrested political opponent run against putin wires why is the white house spokesperson not every day saying hey what are you forty worried about mr putin what are you afraid of why are we going after them why are we only playing defense and not a very good job a defense with the russians and why are we playing offense against them so yeah you ought to be worried about the richard i hope we're here in a year so i can talk to you again but i wouldn't bet on it richard haass thank you very much as.

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"richard haass" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher

"Jonathan haber and a little later obese with former white house communications director at the these darrell moody the moon 200 but first deputy as the president of the council on foreign relations i never believe he's doing our show but he is whose latest book a world in disarray is now in paperback please woke up richard haass areas called jerry greivously basilio birger great to have you here your annual yes every year you have to kinda catch a supplements going on in the world i i just wanna know first of all what does the world think when they see but we know they know what's going on in america that read the papers and they see a president who's at war with his own law enforcement agencies what what what what does that say to what are they saying in those foreign capitals will us standing as plummeted in met most of the capital's should probably worst in in europe and latin america uh you mentioned climate change stature reason they see what's going on president and attacking the courts attacking the media doesn't play well in places like like europe where democracy is is robust i think in in the president's popular and say saudi arabia israel in places like china and russia and they are baffled i should have a nickel for every time people from those countries say uh what what do we make at the sky and how you know how do we read what's going on in the united states but but they have kind of caught on that you've flatter i'm right i mean didn't is an wasn't that the trick.

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"richard haass" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The very goals this administration has has embraced richard haass his president of the council on foreign relations and his book a world in disarray is now out in paperback thanks so much for joining us thanks for having me one of the president's tweets in the new year that already mentioned earlier is sowing confusion and anger in the conflict between israelis and palestinians and pairs michelle kelemen reports just last month the us ambassador to the un nikki haley was explaining to the world that though the administration decided to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital its final status is still up for negotiation the president took great care not to prejudge finalstatus negotiations in any way including a specific boundaries of israeli sovereignty in jerusalem by president trump now says by a twitter that he's quote take in jerusalem the toughest part of the negotiation off the table he's threatening an aid cut off if palestinians don't negotiate with israelis and he says because of the jerusalem decision the israelis will have to quote pay more that last part confused some israeli as while the palestinians who claim east jerusalem as their future capital are furious david makovsky of the washington institute for near east policy has tracked israeli palestinian peace efforts for years both as a journalist and a former state department official you've been department spokesman would a very carefully crafted state nerve pragmatically repair what should i believe for i believe those officials are should hard believe what the programme info from got makovsky says the tweets could make it impossible to revive peace talks what's been to the go shared if you just jerusalem are for people one us official tied to downplay this same trump is only taken off the table that jerusalem is israel's capital not palestinian claims to the eastern part of the city by tomorrow with us of the brookings institution says she takes the tweet seriously even in when sort of mitigated or a temporary by postfacto staff work these pronouncements tend to hold up in one form or another and it's risky business she says for staffers did try to parse.

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"richard haass" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The very goals this administration has has embraced richard haass his president of the council on foreign relations and his book a world in disarray is now out in paperback thanks so much for joining us thanks for having me one of the president's tweets in the new year that already mentioned earlier is sowing confusion and anger in the conflict between israelis and palestinians and pairs michelle kelemen reports just last month the us ambassador to the un nikki haley was explaining to the world that though the administration decided to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital its final status is still up for negotiation the president took great care not to prejudge finalstatus negotiations in any way including a specific boundaries of israeli sovereignty in jerusalem by president trump now says by a twitter that he's quote take in jerusalem the toughest part of the negotiation off the table he's threatening an aid cut off if palestinians don't negotiate with israelis and he says because of the jerusalem decision the israelis will have to quote pay more that last part confused some israeli as while the palestinians who claim east jerusalem as their future capital are furious david makovsky of the washington institute for near east policy has tracked israeli palestinian peace efforts for years both as a journalist and a former state department official you've been department spokesman would a very carefully crafted state nerve pragmatically repair what should i believe for i believe those officials are should hard believe what the programme info from got makovsky says the tweets could make it impossible to revive peace talks what's been to the go shared if you just jerusalem are for people one us official tied to downplay this same trump is only taken off the table that jerusalem is israel's capital not palestinian claims to the eastern part of the city by tomorrow with us of the brookings institution says she takes the tweet seriously even in when sort of mitigated or a temporary by postfacto staff work these pronouncements tend to hold up in one form or another and it's risky business she says for staffers did try to parse.

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"richard haass" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"Mitch brick shit house yeah yeah richard haass with who has to be with you i wanted to know where to turn came from one of my favorite turned because that mike like my coaches of me all your built like a brick should feel like a bridge shit house and then as you have a flashback or did someone recently refer to you as a brick should have like donated to somebody's uh go fund me as brick she'd house god way of what is the root of that phrase uh it was is it nobody knows it will just a term to describe people that's built big yes so i can find it uh let's see what else i got on here richard houses good i think that's revealing a young people now have an idea of what you are built like i'm delighted damn bridge said house right yes yes somebody mel asmal good though you smell a bricks allows yes while like a brig rose house hi uh walls to do that that ruin internet today by a jeep pie built like a bridge yet house union among here problems come employer you can get these haines car with something that's overrated um overrated yes paul bowl's full over me too much much okay balls are it's like a hawaiian dish right like like raw wrought tuna mixed with a green onions and rice mmhmm and he get in any way but yet ivic those places are popping up everywhere like went cupcakes stores were like everywhere like rats like now i feel like every fucking places like it we got poggi yeah eggs out gay except raw fish is not something you wanna fuck with like cupcakes can't kill you cut it looks like if you have a bad cupcake it's just a bad cupcake but poke willing gazing he yeah that's true i'm hoping it.

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"richard haass" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

"Ally with you while you are being so would you know seemingly onesided on this all these regimes sit uneasily on top of their populations this is an issue that has protect potentially real popular are interested emotion and the saudis in particular were so interested in consolidating power this is just to sort of thing that might make it more difficult for them to be seen by their own people to be cozing up to the united states this and spending five hundred billion dollars on a pair of five hundred million dollars in a painting and five hundred million on a yacht all in a few months all in the name of an anti oster anti corruption campaign yes it's hard to square that circle uh hanan ashrawi dorigo richard haass thank you very much fascinating conversation next on gps bill gates jeff visas in warren buffett have as much wealth as the poorest half of the united states population so where does inequality come from historically i'll give you a hinted seems to have started with big strong forces and cattle i will explain the steven universe podcast is all about stevens dream with writer's been levin and map burnett so much of it is figured out at board because the two of them have so much of it needs to be visually presented you know you're not gonna try and described shots the board artists in its it's all a conversation in the room and a collaboration between everyone to kind of make that moment feel the way you want it to feel so join me mckinsey out would for a new episode of the steven universe podcast uh apple podcast forever you listen to podcasts.

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"richard haass" Discussed on WCTC

WCTC

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on WCTC

"Call laura now one eight five five forty laura bonner slow john the present the united states ghost asia takes the united states out of the principal dynamic in that part of the world of global regional trading agreement forty percent forty percent of the world's economy should be there we've taken ourselves out who is benefitting china china is the strategic beneficiary of this latest bout of american isolationism and protectionism that is what historians are going to write business this is coming from some richard haass who a few years ago said that russia was their regional power and how he had no on monday sunny mark gene so richard haass believes that we should only turned into these massive trade agreements multiple countries where america always gets the short end of the stick so that's his view if it's called the global trade agreement richard haass thinks we should trade our sovereignty away to be an are independent so when we can have our intellectual property summarily inconsistently stolen we're going to have very turn that around in as we had in the trans pacific partnership if we decide we have to put countervailing tariffs on products coming into the united states because other countries are cheating under the terms of the trans pacific partnership if we members have been able to avoid countervailing duties countervailing tariffs if we did we be subjected to tens of billions of dollars of fines so the these goals products are not happy and less america's independence is being sapped away by some international trade bureaucracy i the i believe that america should trade by bilateral trade is always better when you do bilateral agreements you can see what the other side is doing versus you got you got vietnam your hand you identity of australia all these countries all around the world why do we have to have a bowl of a massive global trade agreement have bilateral agreements that we can police and if it turns out that they're not abiding by our agreement than we can slap duties on products coming into the united states i think trump is exactly right on this and i thank god every day that donald trump is presently united states if only for the supreme court and the.

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"richard haass" Discussed on WCTC

WCTC

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on WCTC

"Call laura now one eight five five forty laura bonner slow john the present the united states ghost asia takes the united states out of the principal dynamic in that part of the world of global regional trading agreement forty percent forty percent of the world's economy should be there we've taken ourselves out who is benefitting china china is the strategic beneficiary of this latest bout of american isolationism and protectionism that is what historians are going to write business this is coming from some richard haass who a few years ago said that russia was their regional power and how he had no on monday sunny mark gene so richard haass believes that we should only turned into these massive trade agreements multiple countries where america always gets the short end of the stick so that's his view if it's called the global trade agreement richard haass thinks we should trade our sovereignty away to be an are independent so when we can have our intellectual property summarily inconsistently stolen we're going to have very turn that around in as we had in the trans pacific partnership if we decide we have to put countervailing tariffs on products coming into the united states because other countries are cheating under the terms of the trans pacific partnership if we members have been able to avoid countervailing duties countervailing tariffs if we did we be subjected to tens of billions of dollars of fines so the these goals products are not happy and less america's independence is being sapped away by some international trade bureaucracy i the i believe that america should trade by bilateral trade is always better when you do bilateral agreements you can see what the other side is doing versus you got you got vietnam your hand you identity of australia all these countries all around the world why do we have to have a bowl of a massive global trade agreement have bilateral agreements that we can police and if it turns out that they're not abiding by our agreement than we can slap duties on products coming into the united states i think trump is exactly right on this and i thank god every day that donald trump is presently united states if only for the supreme court and the trans pacific partnership if only those.

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"richard haass" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

"Four and a lot of the europeans but there by themselves the americans were leading they were co hearing that's gone and you don't feel it in the united states because we were canada mexico into big bodies of water but when you travel to asia you really feel the absence of the united states you feel the absence of the state department look this is the first time i think a history that the sit aye sitting head of the council foreign relations called for the resignation the sitting heads a sanctuary state that there's a reason for that is because it's such a unique circumstance that we're facing notched new espen in the world right now or we will after have you guys back to see if uh rex tillerson tech's richard haass said the next on gps princes and top officials under arrest at the ritz carlton what is really going on in saudi arabia in a moment mm the events in saudi arabia over the last week or so have been truly astonishing in a world without president trump the story would have dominated the headlines last saturday the heirapparent in the kingdom crown prince mohammad bin solomon ordered the arrest of dozens of princes top officials and businessmen the complaint was corruption which the kingdom says cost a hundred billion dollars this is an odd charge since most observers would say that the kingdom of saudi arabia runs on patronage kickbacks and graft among those arrested was prince alwalid a wellknown billionaire businessman and pass guest on this program and then there's this this week saudi arabia accused lebanon of declaring war on its kingdom and hezbollah has accused saudi arabia of declaring war on lebanon so what is going on ali shabby as a saudi national who serves as the executive director of the dc base think tank the arabia foundation early team should meet the the first part the anti corruption us stuff is a is a concern.

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"richard haass" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"richard haass" Discussed on KOIL

"George stephanopoulos we're gonna bring and now the president's national security adviser general h r mcmaster john mcmaster thanks for joining us this morning i want to get to north korean a second but first there's been so much fall out to the president's comments yesterday in about charlottesville including this from richard haass the chairman of the council on foreign relations who says the us ability to swayed other governments to fight terrorism diminish when potus fails to call it out take it on at home the example we set matters how do you respond to that criticism of the prison has been very clear we cannot tolerate this kind of bigotry there's kind of hatred and what he did is he called on all americans to take a firm stand against it this is our great opportunity for us to ask ourselves what are we teaching our children tolerance to overcome this kind of hatred this kind of hatred that has that has grounded really in ignorance ignorance of our values and what makes us unique as americans are our commitments to each other our commitment to freedom liberty tolerance and rates for all of us well said sir but he didn't call out the white supremacist responsible for the violence you know when it comes to radical islamic terrorism the present says you can't solve the problem if you don't say the name doesn't that hold true for domestic terrorism as well with the president does called out anyone anyone who who is responsible for fomenting this kind of bigotry hatred racism and violence lens i'm sorry that seem to be suggesting moral equivalence between those in story maybe to you george but but not to me i think the president was very clear and so is the attorney general and his statement let's move on now to north korea i'll be closer to war now that we were a week ago no i don't think so out i think we're not closer to war that a week ago but we're are closer to war than we were a decade ago and and as dr kissinger made clear in a great up there this weekend this has been a problem that we've procrastinated on for a long period of time and now it's coming.

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