Friday, February 12, 2021

CFR President Leaves Republican Party

Richard Haass, President of the foreign policy think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), announced via Twitter that he has left the Republican Party, saying that he changed his registration to "no party affiliation."


Hasss, who has worked in several different US administrations, was a critic of former President Donald Trump.  He recently praised President Joe Biden's choice of Antony Blinken as Secretary of State.

A number of people affiliated with CFR, including members and staffers, have gone into the Biden Administration.

Here is what The Hill had to say about Haass's announcement.  Here is a Feb. 8 piece from Haass entitled "Whither US Foreign Policy?"  In it, he argues that Biden's foreign policy signals a return to tradition but it will be a long time before the US can lead by the power of its example.

Haass recently said that the post-America era started on Jan. 6, 2021, referring to the storming of the US Capitol.

Earlier this month, Reuters reported that dozens of former Bush Administration officials have left the Republican Party, calling it a "Trump cult."