FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)


Each week, Foreign Policy’s CEO and editor David Rothkopf, and his panel, including regulars Rosa Brooks and Kori Schake, triage the big issues of the day with emergency room-like urgency and some mayhem. Pulling from FP’s impressive roster of contributors, the panel’s collective varies from week to week. Foreign Policy is the world’s leading media organization dedicated to providing leaders in business, finance, and government with real time insight and analysis into global affairs. As authoritative as it is dedicated to challenging wisdom, FP is unique in its ability to bring together the powerful with those committed to speaking truth to power.


Trump’s Bigly Plan to Be Better at ‘the Cyber’  

The administration is planning key changes to U.S. cyberintelligence structure, but is it a step backward for U.S. national security?

Rational Security on the E.R.: The "Wray of Sunshine" Edition  

The Senate questions FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray. Democrats file suit against the Trump campaign over leaked emails. And the UAE is reportedly behind a cyber attack that led to upheaval in the Gulf region. 

Is Trump Jr.’s Meeting Evidence of a Conspiracy or a Circus?  

A meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. has made a Russian attorney and an Azerbaijani pop star household names.  

Is This the End of ISIS?  

The Islamic State has lost the battle for Mosul. Raqqa will be next to fall. But is the so-called caliphate dead — and who are the winners?

Rational Security On The E.R.: The "Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Stop Sniffing Glue" Edition  

President Trump’s eldest son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to get Russian government dirt on Hillary Clinton. Iraqi forces liberate the city of Mosul from ISIS. And Trump and Putin sit down for their first face-to-face meeting. Plus, I read the best Hamilton quotation ever. And Susan finds the secret Comey tapes!

Trump, Putin, and the G20  

President Trump has returned from his first G20 summit and a highly anticipated sit-down with Putin. Did it live up to expectations? 

Rational Security On The ER: The Smoke and the Gun  

Introducing Rational Security on The E.R. Podcast.

The Russia Investigation Takes Another Twist  

On this week’s second episode of The E.R., FP’s executive editor for the web Ben Pauker is joined by Lawfare’s Ben Wittes and Susan Hennessey to talk the latest reporting on the Russia scandal. The panel discusses the legal definition of collusion and what a select committee could add to the alphabet soup of this investigation.   Today, the editors of Foreign Policy announced that FP and Lawfare are teaming up in a new partnership, providing an inside look into the most critical national security and legal issues facing the United States. The content partnership will deliver exclusive, in-depth analysis and commentary each week to FP readers and subscribers — and produce a major live event later this year. You can read more about the partnership here. Ben Wittes is a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and is the editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog. Follow him on Twitter: @benjaminwittes. Susan Hennessey is a fellow in national security in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. She is also managing editor of the Lawfare blog. Follow her on Twitter at: @Susan_Hennessey. Ben Pauker is FP’s executive editor for the web. Follow him on Twitter: @benpauker.
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Book Talk: The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight.  

Al Qaeda’s leader was in hiding for over a decade. A new account tell us what he was doing. 

The Showdown in the Gulf Gets Nasty  

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have given Qatar until Monday to comply with a list of demands that are unreasonable at best. So where does it go from here?

Can Trump End the Never-Ending War?  

Sixteen years into the war in Afghanistan, the Trump administration is preparing to finally win or go home trying.

Is Trump Preparing For a Conflict With Iran?  

Tensions are rising within the Trump administration and on the ground in Syria. This could be the beginning of a very ugly confrontation.

Book Talk: Are the United States and China Destined for War?  

It’s a law of nature: rising states and established powers come to blows. But can the Trump administration avoid a clash of nuclear superpowers? 

Is Kim Jong Un Ready to Talk to Donald Trump?  

North Korea poses a growing threat to the U.S. and neighboring countries. But there may be room for negotiation. 

Comey, Sessions, and the Barrage of the Russia Investigation  

Allegations of the Trump administration’s collusion or cover-up are now daily front-page headlines. Is Trump a sinking ship?

Book Talk Part II: Can the U.S. Government Survive Nuclear War?  

In his new book, Raven Rock, Garrett Graff uncovers the secret programs meant to keep America alive.

Book Talk: How the U.S. Government Plans to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die  

Garrett Graff’s Raven Rock and the ugly truth about the continuity of government in the event of nuclear war.

Has the U.S. Lost All Credibility on the International Stage?  

As Trump pulls out of the Paris Agreement, rails on Iran, and does a 180° on China, America’s allies are reeling and looking elsewhere for leadership.

Was Trump’s Trip to Europe a Total Disaster?  

A U.S. president who has repeatedly undermined NATO just met with NATO allies. Yeah, it didn’t go great.

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