Nicholas Burns

Then-National Security Adviser John Bolton listens as US President Donald Trump holds a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2018.

Nicholas Burns: Bolton allegations on Trump 'as damaging as any in modern American history'

Nicholas Burns, a former career foreign service officer, worked with former Trump White House national security adviser John Bolton. Burns spoke to The World’s host Marco Werman about the most disturbing allegations in Bolton's book, which comes out Tuesday.

Nicholas Burns: Bolton allegations on Trump 'as damaging as any in modern American history'
People visit the Empty Sky Memorial

Experts update predictions on economic crisis; Iraqi protesters are regrouping; Saving a trove of Viking artifacts

Experts update predictions on economic crisis; Iraqi protesters are regrouping; Saving a trove of Viking artifacts
Donald Trump stands at a White House program

Nicholas Burns: US' ‘unusual’ absence from world stage is bad for Americans

Nicholas Burns: US' ‘unusual’ absence from world stage is bad for Americans
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is shown removing a white protective face mask and wearing a blue suit with the Japanese flag in the distance.

World leaders push for drugs, vaccines to fight coronavirus; Maduro detains Americans; How are people coping with ‘skin hunger’?

World leaders push for drugs, vaccines to fight coronavirus; Maduro detains Americans; How are people coping with ‘skin hunger’?
A man in a suit video conferences

Is coronavirus reshuffling the global power deck?

Is coronavirus reshuffling the global power deck?
A group of reporters are shown sitting in chairs with one person holding up their hand which is covered by a dark colored latex glove.

Trump appears to recognize magnitude of virus; Economic disarray, as coronavirus prompts bailouts; Nine years on, we still dream of a free Syria

US President Donald Trump appears to more clearly understand the severity of the novel coronavirus pandemic after months of downplaying the crisis. And, the economic ramifications of the pandemic are widespread — and unprecedented. How will the global economy revive itself? Also, it's been nine years since the start of the Syrian war. One doctor shares his reflections.

Trump appears to recognize magnitude of virus; Economic disarray, as coronavirus prompts bailouts; Nine years on, we still dream of a free Syria
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland addresses a news conference at the American embassy in Kiev, Ukraine on February 7, 2014.

What's an 'F-Bomb' between friends?

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland used profanity to express her frustration with the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine. She thought she was talking to a friend, until the whole Internet heard their conversation when it was leaked, presumably by Russia.

What's an 'F-Bomb' between friends?
A Syrian girl is rescued from a damaged building after both of her parents died in what activists said was a government air strike.

Iran's role in Syria peace talks throws discussions into disarray

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn his last minute invitation for Iran to attend Syrian peace talks in Switzerland on Wednesday. Aryn Baker, Time Magazine's Middle East bureau chief, says the rebels argued for Iran to be "uninvited" to the talks because Tehran was unwilling to back the creation of a transitional government in Syria.

Iran's role in Syria peace talks throws discussions into disarray
Devyani Khobragade

India gets even for its indicted diplomat by expelling a US diplomat

The dispute over the indicted Devyani Khobragade, a deputy Consul General in the Indian embassy in New York, continues to play out. Khobragade's maid had sought shelter for exploitative conditions. In an apparent deal, the US let the diplomat leave the country. Now India is getting even.

India gets even for its indicted diplomat by expelling a US diplomat
Rodman in North Korea

So what's wrong with Rodman's basketball diplomacy? Plenty, says a former ambassador

Nicholas Burns, a former State Department official and US ambassador, says Dennis Rodman's so-called "basketball diplomacy" in North Korea is disgraceful, and probably hurting the US.

So what's wrong with Rodman's basketball diplomacy? Plenty, says a former ambassador

How Will the U.S. Navigate the Syria Puzzle?

How Will the U.S. Navigate the Syria Puzzle?

Academics say to de-escalate in North Korea U.S. must talk

Tensions remain at a fever pitch between the U.S. and South Korea on one side and North Korea on the other. But academics say the way to dial down the pressure is for American officials to reach out. But should the U.S. give North Koreans what they're so clearly looking for?

Academics say to de-escalate in North Korea U.S. must talk

Activists call for renewal of diplomatic relationship between Iran, U.S.

The United States and Iran haven't had diplomatic relations for more than 30 years. But as confrontations continue between the two countries over Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, some are calling for the two countries to renew their diplomatic ties.

Activists call for renewal of diplomatic relationship between Iran, U.S.

Annan Turns to Moscow and Tehran to Help Break Syria Deadlock

Annan Turns to Moscow and Tehran to Help Break Syria Deadlock

Israelis agitating for action — possibly military — to deal with Iran's nuclear threat

A new report released Tuesday provides the clearest evidence yet that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. In Israel, that has many speculating the country may act militarily, and unilaterally, to push back the Iranian program.

Israelis agitating for action — possibly military — to deal with Iran's nuclear threat