Snowden Affair Shows America Must Work Harder to Lead
Foreign Policy Opinion Piece
August 2, 2013
"The failed effort to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has glaringly revealed the inadequacy of America's foreign policy. Looking past the drama of camping in the Moscow airport's transit zone and the naivety of the Russian "reset" strategy, one can easily recognize that today's world is far more dangerous than many assume.
In response, it is essential for America to recognize budding global challenges, take a more international view, and expand its global outreach efforts."
August Recess: A Plan for Lawmakers
Huffington Blog Post
July 31, 2013
"The U.S. House and Senate wrap up work in Washington this week, setting the stage for the August recess, a misunderstood, but extremely useful period of time for lawmakers.
Originally established as a way for members of Congress to flee the stifling heat and humidity of Washington, D.C., the month-long break serves several important purposes. An effective break will be a mix of unwinding, reconnecting with family, reflecting deeply on the dilemmas of the day, finding opportunities to build camaraderie and understanding with those of the other party, and reconnecting with constituents back home."
Meeting with former Mexican President
President Vicente Fox
July 26, 2013
It was great to meet with former Mexican President Vicente Fox and his wife Marta at his Presidential Library - Centro Fox.
Meeting PRI Party President
César Camacho Quiroz
July 25, 2013
It was excellent to exchange ideas on governance with César Camacho Quiroz, the head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico.
Meeting with Mexico - External Affairs
Ana Luisa Fajer Flores, DG of N. America
May 25, 2013
I very much enjoyed meeting with Ana Luisa Fajer Flores and learning about her new role as Director General for North American Affairs for Mexico's Secretariat of External Affairs.