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.


Life in the Post-Truth World  

A damning but unverified report on Trump and Russia has recently surfaced. But do the American people even care?

It’s the End of the World as We Know It  

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the fragility of international order and his latest book, “A World in Disarray.”

Why We Should Remain Optimistic in 2017  

 New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman argues that despite all the disruptions in today’s world, we should instead look to opportunity and growth, and stay positive.

The Best Things of 2016  

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ was released. But what else happened this past year that calls for celebrating?

The Worst Things of 2016  

Donald Trump became president, Russia hacked the U.S. elections, and Europe may have unraveled. But what else awful happened in 2016?

Trump’s Four-Star Friends  

The incoming Trump administration keeps nominating former top military brass. Is that such a bad thing?

On Digital Diplomacy, Empowering Citizens Globally, and AI  

Executive chairman for Alphabet Inc., Eric Schmidt, on the future of technology, harnessing information, and what’s next for Google.

Entering into the Era of the Unknown  

What we know: Trump loves Putin, China is moving to take advantage of America’s non-strategy in Asia, and the rest? We’re still not sure.

Hitting the Reset Button on International Order  

From realignment with Russia to the revocation of global trade deals, is the Trump administration relapsing to an era we once thought confined to the dustbin of history?

Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet a Cause for Concern?  

President-elect Trump’s national security apparatus is beginning to take shape. Here’s who and what to look out for.

After One Week with President-elect Donald Trump, What Do We Really Know?  

Even as the incoming Trump administration fills its top cabinet and advisory roles, Trump’s foreign policy plans are still a mystery. 

Can President Trump Undo Obama’s Legacy?  

A stunning upset that sent shockwaves around the world is sinking in. Is the world order forever changed?

How To Survive a Trump Hangover  

The United States has endured what is arguably one of the most polarizing elections in recent history. How will America recover once it’s over?

The News We’re Missing Because of the U.S. Presidential Election  

Campaign news might be dominating headlines, but it’s the stack of international problems awaiting the next president that really deserves our attention.

Battlegrounds: The Fight for Mosul and Election Day Disruptions  

What will come next in the offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq? And should U.S. voters be wary of a cyber attack on November 8?

Could America Get Even Uglier?  

Racism, nativism, and anti-Semitism are disturbingly apparent in this year’s presidential race. But what comes after November 8 could disrupt American democracy itself. 

How Much Did the Second Debate Change the Race for the Oval Office?  

The hot mic tape, dissention in the G.O.P, and another defense of an aggressive Russia has put Donald Trump on the ropes. But whether Hillary Clinton landed her political punches, remains to be seen.

How Much Can Russia Mess With the U.S. Elections?  

If Vladimir Putin really is behind the hacks of the DNC and Clinton campaign, it could mark the frightening beginning of a new cyber-era of election tampering. 

Obama, Syria, and the Missed Opportunities of UNGA 2016  

World leaders gathered in New York City to give speeches and discuss the world’s most pressing foreign-policy issues, but they neglected two of its biggest problems.

Syria Is Now Everyone’s War  

With more than a million refugees in Europe, the spread of conflict throughout the region, and Russia’s involvement — why what’s happening in Syria matters everywhere.

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