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.


Has America Become a Reality Show?  

Donald Trump seems to be more concerned with his “ratings” than U.S. foreign policy and managing the government. Welcome to the new America. 

Trump vs. The Bureaucracy  

With a president trying to challenge and discredit Washington’s establishment, how is our government supposed to accomplish anything?

How Long Until Trump’s First War?  

The Trump administration’s unpredictable foreign policy could force the United States into an unintended conflict.  

Trump and the ‘War on Truth’  

In an age of alternative facts, it’s up to leaks and public outcry to hold the executive branch accountable. 

What You’ve Been Missing Following Trump’s Every Tweet  

In this relentless, breathless news cycle, critical issues are getting lost in the chatter.

But Mattis, but the World, but the Law, but Bureaucracy…  

Can we hold on to these little bits of optimism as the Trump administration takes us into a turbulent, unprecedented future?

A Tale of a Very Messy Trump Transition  

With just a week gone by, how much damage can the new Trump administration do?

Welcome to President Trump’s (Un)Ethical World  

The 45th president of the United States has just been sworn in. Can the mountain of potential ethical violations that he is under investigation for bring him down?

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?

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