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.


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.

Back to Escuela with Trump and Obama  

As Trump talks softly in Mexico, and Obama gets pranked in Asia, a quick run through the big international stories driving late-summer headlines. 

What Is ‘War’ Anymore?  

The lines between violence, conflict, and war are being increasingly blurred -- with dangerous consequences.

Is It Too Early to Call the Election for Hillary Clinton?  

While we’re at it, let’s just pick her foreign policy team of advisers…

How Chekhov Explains the Republican Revolt Against Trump  

And who's on tap for the top national security jobs in the Trump administration?

What Does Expanding the Definition of War Mean for the U.S. Military?  

Increasingly, America’s armed forces are tasked with protecting new battlefronts around the world — from cyberwarfare to post-conflict peacekeeping. And that could be very bad for the United States.

Is Trump Putin’s ‘Guy’?  

From the DNC email hack to his comments on NATO and Crimea, why Trump might be the Russian president’s secret weapon. 

What Will It Take to Keep China From Behaving Badly in the South China Sea?  

Beijing was denied its maritime claims to the contested waters, but will The Hague’s ruling really make a difference?

Do Trump, Turkey, and Brexit Signal a Shift Toward Chaos?  

It feels like the world is in a state of constant upheaval, and maybe it’s time to start connecting the global dots. 

The World After the Iran Deal: Better or Worse?  

One year later, it appears the historic nuclear agreement is a success. But that doesn’t mean the world is a safer place. 

Is Globalization to Blame for Brexit?  

Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union, but what comes next could be even more dangerous.

The End of Eras: Donald Trump and the TPP  

What do the success of the controversial presidential candidate and the free trade deal have in common?

What Policies Should Decide the Presidential Election?  

A campaign-platform wish list for the next U.S. president

The Future History of Obama’s Foreign Policy  

In the coming decades, will the outgoing president’s foreign policy ultimately be remembered as a success or will it be overshadowed by what some would call his inability to act?

The Collapse of the Political Middle  

Does the rise of Donald Trump and right-wing groups across the West mean the world is experiencing a democracy crisis?

The United States of Politically Crazy  

Who’s the Worst Presidential Candidate in U.S. History?

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