James Baker III

James Baker served as the chief of staff in President Ronald Reagan's first administration and in the final year of the administration of President George H. W. Bush. Baker also served as secretary of the Treasury from 1985 to 1988 in the second Reagan administration and as secretary of state in George H. W. Bush’s administration.

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Recent Commentary

A Remembrance of George P. Shultz by James A. Baker, III

by James Baker IIIvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, October 7, 2021

George Shultz was a brilliant statesman, a dedicated patriot, a caring husband and family man, and a wonderful friend. George always understood the importance of trust in relationships—trust between individuals as well as between nations.


The Strategic Case For U.S. Climate Leadership

by James Baker III, George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How Americans Can Win With a Pro-Market Solution.


A Conservative Answer To Climate Change

by George P. Shultz, James Baker IIIvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Enacting a carbon tax would free up private firms to find the most efficient ways to cut emissions.

Analysis and Commentary

Time to Join The Law of the Sea Treaty

by Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, James Baker III, Colin Powellvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 31, 2012

The U.S. has more to gain by participating in convention deliberations than by staying out...