Emily Langer, The Washington Post Published 6:36 pm PST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Richard N. Gardner, who helped mold U.S. foreign policy and generations of policymakers as a Columbia Law School professor for nearly six decades and as a U.S. ambassador to Italy and Spain, died Feb. 16 at his home in New York City. He was 91. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Nina Gardner. Gardner spent more than half a century moving between academia and government, training the legal and economic expertise that he gained as a Yale law student and Rhodes scholar on some of the most pressing global concerns of the Cold War and its aftermath. At Columbia, he was best known for his seminar "Legal Aspects of U.S. Foreign Economic Policy," which he taught from 1955 until his retirement in 2012. Enrollment was famously competitive, and Gardner invited those admitted to complete notecards with their contact information and career aspirations. He called upon those … [Read more...] about Richard Gardner, who helped mold US foreign policy as professor and ambassador, dies at 91
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Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states will take legal and political steps to respond to the US` unilateral policy to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The OIC member states expressed their stand on the US policy during the 45th OIC Ministerial Conference held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Monday. The OIC will take legal and political steps through the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, and the International Court of Justice, among others. The OIC member states also stressed that the status of Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine is an integral part of the two-state solution to resolve the Arab-Israel conflict. In addition, the OIC member states also called on the international community to avoid moving their embassies to Jerusalem. The 45th OIC Ministerial Conference issued the Dhaka Declaration and several important decisions related to … [Read more...] about OIC responds to US unilateral policy to move embassy to Jerusalem
The Trump administration sought to distance itself Monday from Rudy Giuliani's dramatic public statements about Iran and North Korea, saying that President Donald Trump's new lawyer does not speak for the president on matters of foreign policy. Since joining Trump's legal team last month and becoming its public face, Giuliani has raised eyebrows for a series of startling assertions not only about his legal strategy and the special counsel investigation, but also about global affairs and Trump's policies. That spurred widespread confusion over whether the former New York mayor, now on Trump's payroll, was disclosing information he'd been told by the president, stating U.S. government policy or merely describing his own impression of events. "He speaks for himself and not on behalf of the administration on foreign policy," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Monday. It was the clearest sign to date that Trump's administration is seeking to draw a line between itself and … [Read more...] about State Dept.: Giuliani Doesn’t Speak for US on Foreign Policy
Get the Think newsletter. SUBSCRIBE CIA Director Mike Pompeo, with his hawkish views, skepticism of diplomacy and Islamophobic positions, struck most observers as a shoe-in to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. And, despite a contentious confirmation hearing marred by evasive responses and contradictory statements about Iran, Russia and North Korea, Pompeo’s future appears to be certain. Democrats are skeptical about how his tenure will play out, and that skepticism is warranted. Senator Bob Menendez — the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — strongly opposed Pompeo’s nomination, citing his lack of candor, alarming outlook on human rights and preference for military action over diplomacy. “I believe our nation’s top diplomat must be forthright, and, more critically, his past sentiments do not reflect our nation’s values, and are not acceptable for our nation’s top diplomat,” said Menendez in a … [Read more...] about Democrats are skeptical of Mike Pompeo. But confirming him may improve U.S. foreign policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local):1 p.m.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says he's had a number of discussions with his counterparts — during global finance meetings in Washington — that have dealt with President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policies.Mnuchin says he's tried to make clear that the United States isn't trying to erect protectionist barriers through its proposals to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and up to $150 billion worth of Chinese goods.Mnuchin says Trump "has been very clear on what on what our objectives are. We are looking for reciprocal treatment."He says some of his one-on-one talks concerned requests for exemptions from the U.S. tariffs. He says he's considering making a trip soon to China.———11:25 a.m.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) is urging the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to pursue reforms … [Read more...] about The Latest: Mnuchin, finance ministers talk US trade policy