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The foreign policy challenges facing the Trump administration this year

January 6, 2018
It may be a new year, but many of the old problems remain the same. Susan Glasser of POLITICO and Evan Osnos of The New Yorker discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the Trump administration in 2018.
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How Trump could kill the Iran nuclear deal in January

December 28, 2017
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
President Donald Trump allowed the Iran nuclear deal to survive through 2017, but the new year will offer him another chance to blow up the agreement — and critics and supporters alike believe he may take it.
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Tillerson at odds with Trump again

November 11, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Rex Tillerson on Friday about Saudi Arabia's ostensible anti-corruption purge, according to a State Department pool report: "My own view is that it does, it raises a few concerns until we see more clearly how these particular individuals are dealt with."
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Trump Adopts Obama Approach While Seeking to Undo a Legacy

October 14, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The president was frustrated. Lawmakers were not passing what he wanted. They were “obstructionists,” he complained. So he took out his pen, signed his name to an order and took action on his own. “We’re taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress — they forgot what their pledges were,” he said.
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Advocates for Americans Held in Iran Worried by Trump's Hard Line

October 14, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.
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Analysis: Trump embraces turmoil as strategy

October 14, 2017
Julie Pace | Associated Press
Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor’s signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc.
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Trump sets new conditions for U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal, tossing issue to Congress

October 14, 2017
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
President Trump on Friday officially disavowed the international nuclear deal with Iran, undermining but not terminating an agreement he called weak and poorly constructed.
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