Ambassador James Dobbins discusses his new book Foreign Service: Five decades on the front lines of American diplomacy and his experiences working to advance U.S. national interests in some of the country’s most difficult situations.
Also in this episode: William Gale, the Arjay and and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and a senior fellow in Economic Studies, recounts the Kansas tax cut experiment and outlines its implications for future tax reform efforts.
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[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.