William Burns

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Person.png Bill Burns   KeywikiRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.
Alma materLa Salle University, St John's College (Oxford)
SpouseLisa Carty
Member ofCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Council on Foreign Relations/Members, Ditchley/US, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Macro Advisory Partners/Board, National Endowment for Democracy/Board, WEF/Global Future Council on Geopolitics
Poly Bilderberger US diplomat, US/Deputy Secretary of State

Employment.png CIA/Director Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
March 19, 2021 - Present

Employment.png US/Deputy Secretary of State Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 28, 2011 - November 3, 2014
BossJohn Kerry
Succeeded byWendy R. Sherman

Employment.png Acting US/Secretary of State Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 20, 2009 - January 21, 2009
Preceded byCondoleezza Rice
Succeeded byHillary Clinton

Employment.png Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
May 13, 2008 - July 28, 2011
Succeeded byTom Shannon

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Russia

In office
November 8, 2005 - May 13, 2008

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Jordan

In office
August 9, 1998 - June 4, 2001

William Joseph Burns is an American retired diplomat who was appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Biden administration on 19 March 2021.[1]

Bill Burns was previously United States Deputy Secretary of State from 2011 to 2014, and in 2009 he was Acting Secretary of State before the Senate confirmation of Hillary Clinton. He retired from the United States Foreign Service in 2014 after a 32-year diplomatic career.[2]

From 2014 to 2021, Bill Burns was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


A Document by William Burns

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Nyet means Nyetdiplomatic communication1 February 2008NATO
The Great Game
2014 Ukraine coup
February 2008 classified diplomatic cable from US ambassador to Russia William J Burns to the State Department about how Russia views NATO involvement in Ukraine


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
The 63rd meeting, 128 Bilderbergers met in Austria
Bilderberg/20169 June 201612 June 2016Germany
The 2016 Bilderberg meeting took place in Dresden, Germany.
Bilderberg/20171 June 20174 June 2017US
The 65th Bilderberg Meeting
Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018Italy
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
Munich Security Conference/201915 February 201917 February 2019Germany
Munich Security Conference/202317 February 202319 February 2023Germany
Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists. The real decisions are made by deep politicians behind the scenes, elsewhere.
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019World Economic Forum
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:How America Took Out The Nord Stream PipelineArticle8 February 2023Seymour HershUnder Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told Senator Ted Cruz: “Like you, I am, and I think the Administration is, very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea” (Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 26 January 2023).
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