Robert Zoellick has been a major player in American politics for decades, but somehow has escaped from mainline attention. You don’t hear his name with the likes of Koch Brothers, George Soros, or even Rockefeller’s and Rothschild’s; but he should definitely be a name you’re familiar with.
Active member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Robert B. Zoellick has held prominent positions throughout much of his life. He came to my attention in October of 2014. He was a chairman of the CFR sponsored independent task force that authored a report titled North America: Time for a New Focus. Together with David Petraeus, they discussed using treaties such as the TPP and NAFTA to strengthen the unification between Canada, the US and Mexico in much the same way that the European Union was born. This would have created what many of us referred to at the time as the North American Union.
Talks of a NAU stopped once Trump took office as president. The TPP was scrapped by Trump, and he re-negotiated trade ending NAFTA and replacing it with the USMCA which honestly still has many of the same problems as NAFTA.
Continuing a summary of Zoellick’s resume, he was the 11th president of the World Bank. He served as deputy assistant secretary in the Treasury Department under Ronald Regan, and served under George HW Bush as both undersecretary of state and deputy chief of staff. He also served as VP of Fannie Mae during a brief White House hiatus, before joining the George W Bush administration as US Trade Representative.
It was in this position that he worked to greatly expand trade agreements such as NAFTA and GAT, and was responsible for bringing China into the World Trade Organization.
Zoellick has had his hands in American trade and Foreign Policy, greatly impacting how America has become the country that it is today – pushing global economies and global governance the entire way.
He has also been a repeat attendee at Bilderberg. The official Bilderberg website only holds participant records for the last 4 years, but he was in attendance during his efforts on the North American Task Force as well as 2017.
An author of many books and reports throughout his life, he currently maintains his status as a member of the board of directors for Twitter. He also spends his time writing as an expert on foreign affairs and often writes opinion pieces on these topics in related media.
In fact, his advise for Joe Biden is to build foreign policy, by focusing his domestic priorities onto global solutions. He writes in the Foreign Affairs:
Given the constraints on the new president’s time and political capital, a Biden administration should leverage its domestic agenda in crafting its foreign policy. The president can signal U.S. leadership with an international agenda that rests squarely on his domestic priorities. A combined program offers an incumbent President Biden a cohesive strategy, rather than a long roster of individual items.
Domestic success via globalism. This has been a longtime stance of Robert Zoellick, and given the opportunity to work with a Biden Administration it will certainly be more of the same.
Do not let this man fly under your radar.