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.


Book Talk, Part II: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”  

From inspiring young women leaders to forging relationships with the hardest hitters on the international stage, how will Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s legacy live on?

Book Talk: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”  

Can Liberia’s rock-star president lead her country to another leader?

Are We on the Verge of a Full-On Trade War With China?  

China was once a cheerleader for Trump. But now that the president is singing a different tune, that could quickly change.

‘The President is Aware’  

The Pentagon is sending in more troops to Syria and Afghanistan. And, apparently, the president has been made “aware.” Is that it?

Behind the Latest WikiLeaks Dump: New News?  

The jury is still out about whether the latest CIA document release will cause harm. But what they could potentially be holding back may be more alarming. 

The Middle East Welcomes Trump, Warily  

With a new Trump administration changing policy from Israel to Yemen, the volatile region could be in for a wild ride. 

Is Russia Running Circles Around the United States?  

America may have the best intelligence, military, and diplomacy programs, but it’s getting played bigly by the Kremlin.

And the Oscar Goes To…  

Sunday’s Oscar snafu was the perfect summary of the world we live in today. Is this the new norm in Trump’s America?

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?

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