Donald Trump

August 7, 2017

By insisting on a pro-Kremlin agenda, and trying in vain to halt all inquiries into the Russian meddling in the election that brought him to power, Trump undermines his own political position, inviting further investigation of his financial dealings and opening the possibility of charges of obstruction of justice. Not a good time for policy, or those trying to communicate it.

August 7, 2017

Mark Dillen examines President Trump's confusing communications regarding Russia and Ukraine.

We’ve written recently about widespread concerns in the foreign policy community — both within and outside the State Department — over the management, direction and role of the State Department under former oil company chief executive Rex Tillerson. [...] Now the amateurism and arrogance has reached constitutional dimensions. On the day President Trump grudgingly and without public ceremony signs Russia sanctions legislation, State has managed to undermine the impression we are serious about curbing Russian behavior.

Prime Minister Modi & President Rouhani

Ilan Manor explores the relationship between a country's national image and the image of its leader.

August 1, 2017
Saint Basil Cathedral at Night
July 21, 2017

Mark Dillen explores the Trump administration's response to Russia's current disinformation campaign.

The G20 Summit

Shaun Riordan discusses how the importance of the G20 summit goes beyond its communique.

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