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.

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‘The President is Aware’

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

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

46 Min

Mar 14, 2017

Behind the Latest WikiLeaks Dump: New News?

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

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.

51 Min

Mar 9, 2017

The Middle East Welcomes Trump, Warily

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

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

42 Min

Mar 7, 2017

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38 min
Mar 2, 2017
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America may have the best intelligence, military, and diplomacy programs, but it’s getting played bigly by the Kremlin.

48 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Sunday’s Oscar snafu was the perfect summary of the world we live in today. Is this the new norm in Trump’s America?

37 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Donald Trump seems to be more concerned with his “ratings” than U.S. foreign policy and managing the government. Welcome to the new America.

41 min
Feb 21, 2017
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With a president trying to challenge and discredit Washington’s establishment, how is our government supposed to accomplish anything?

47 min
Feb 16, 2017
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The Trump administration’s unpredictable foreign policy could force the United States into an unintended conflict.

39 min
Feb 13, 2017
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In an age of alternative facts, it’s up to leaks and public outcry to hold the executive branch accountable.

46 min
Feb 8, 2017
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In this relentless, breathless news cycle, critical issues are getting lost in the chatter.

42 min
Feb 6, 2017
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Can we hold on to these little bits of optimism as the Trump administration takes us into a turbulent, unprecedented future?

52 min
Jan 30, 2017
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With just a week gone by, how much damage can the new Trump administration do?

47 min
Jan 24, 2017
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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?

43 min
Jan 17, 2017
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A damning but unverified report on Trump and Russia has recently surfaced. But do the American people even care?

47 min
Jan 10, 2017
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Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the fragility of international order and his latest book, “A World in Disarray.”

42 min
Jan 3, 2017
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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.

28 min
Dec 27, 2016
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Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ was released. But what else happened this past year that calls for celebrating?

34 min
Dec 20, 2016
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Donald Trump became president, Russia hacked the U.S. elections, and Europe may have unraveled. But what else awful happened in 2016?

41 min
Dec 13, 2016
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The incoming Trump administration keeps nominating former top military brass. Is that such a bad thing?

38 min
Dec 9, 2016
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Executive chairman for Alphabet Inc., Eric Schmidt, on the future of technology, harnessing information, and what’s next for Google.

49 min
Dec 6, 2016
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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.

38 min
Nov 29, 2016
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From a 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?

35 min
Nov 22, 2016
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President-elect Trump’s national security apparatus is beginning to take shape. Here’s who and what to look out for.

47 min
Nov 15, 2016
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Even as the incoming Trump administration fills its top cabinet and advisory roles, Trump’s foreign policy plans are still a mystery.

38 min
Nov 11, 2016
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A stunning upset that sent shockwaves around the world is sinking in. Is the world order forever changed?

36 min
Nov 8, 2016
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The United States has endured what is arguably one of the most polarizing elections in recent history. How will America recover once it’s over?

48 min
Nov 1, 2016
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Campaign news might be dominating headlines, but it’s the stack of international problems awaiting the next president that really deserves our attention.

45 min
Oct 25, 2016
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What will come next in the offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq? And should U.S. voters be wary of a cyber attack on November 8?

34 min
Oct 18, 2016
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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.

51 min
Oct 11, 2016
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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.

30 min
Oct 4, 2016
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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.

38 min
Sep 27, 2016
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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.

36 min
Sep 20, 2016
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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.

47 min
Sep 13, 2016
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As Trump talks softly in Mexico, and Obama gets pranked in Asia, a quick run through the big international stories driving late-summer headlines

47 min
Sep 6, 2016
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The lines between violence, conflict, and war are being increasingly blurred -- with dangerous consequences.

36 min
Aug 23, 2016
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While we’re at it, let’s just pick her foreign policy team of advisers…

28 min
Aug 16, 2016
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And who's on tap for the top national security jobs in the Trump administration?

42 min
Aug 9, 2016
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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.

44 min
Aug 2, 2016
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From the DNC email hack to his comments on NATO and Crimea, why Trump might be the Russian president’s secret weapon.

30 min
Jul 26, 2016
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Beijing was denied its maritime claims to the contested waters, but will The Hague’s ruling really make a difference?

48 min
Jul 21, 2016
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It feels like the world is in a state of constant upheaval, and maybe it’s time to start connecting the global dots.

30 min
Jul 12, 2016
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One year later, it appears the historic nuclear agreement is a success. But that doesn’t mean the world is a safer place.

28 min
Jul 5, 2016
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Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union, but what comes next could be even more dangerous.

40 min
Jun 28, 2016
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What do the success of the controversial presidential candidate and the free trade deal have in common?

34 min
Jun 21, 2016
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A campaign-platform wish list for the next U.S. president

33 min
Jun 14, 2016
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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?

28 min
Jun 7, 2016
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Does the rise of Donald Trump and right-wing groups across the West mean the world is experiencing a democracy crisis?

36 min
May 31, 2016
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Who’s the Worst Presidential Candidate in U.S. History?

36 min
May 24, 2016
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Does Hillary Clinton’s experience making — and surmounting — mistakes strengthen her POTUS potential?

35 min
May 17, 2016
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What Ben Rhodes tells us about ego and politics inside the Obama administration.

34 min
May 10, 2016
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For this week’s discussion on Syria and Iraq, The E.R. team asks "Is the worst yet to come"?

32 min
May 3, 2016
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With the U.K. on the verge of saying “piss off” to Brussels, the great European democratic project hangs in the balance.

34 min
Apr 26, 2016
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We shouldn’t be surprised that Brazil — and other countries in the BRICS — is dealing with the stumbles and falls of an emerging economy. Meaningful progress takes decades.

31 min
Apr 19, 2016
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Why playing devil’s advocate with the Republican front-runner’s rhetoric eventually leads back to the source of the problem — Washington.

19 min
Apr 12, 2016
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Why the contentious presidential candidate may not be wrong about how to negotiate on foreign policy. Maybe.

32 min
Apr 5, 2016
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In today’s complex, tumultuous world of global affairs, perhaps nuance and patience aren’t assets for an American president.

35 min
Mar 29, 2016
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AIPAC, the Iran deal, Israel’s recent outreach to Russia — which of the presidential candidates is going to corner the vote on Middle East policy and tackle the legacy of the current administration?

38 min
Mar 22, 2016
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As his last year in office winds down, the president looks to cement his legacy by forging a new path in Latin America.

48 min
Mar 15, 2016
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From the Islamic State to Libya, from China to Putin, can the sitting U.S. president offer real perspective while he’s still inside the White House?

40 min
Mar 8, 2016
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The United States isn’t going to see the kind of change brought by the Arab Spring and Euromaidan—no matter how many millennials rock the vote.

34 min
Mar 1, 2016
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What will the next president choose: war, diplomacy, or inaction?

32 min
Feb 23, 2016
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In lieu of a clear commitment to stopping the violence, the Obama administration has settled for limited intervention without a clear strategy. Can the United States still make a difference?

28 min
Feb 16, 2016
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From Syria to Germany, from the U.S. election to the plot line of Homeland, this week’s panel debates whether even the best political intentions can produce real change.

29 min
Feb 9, 2016
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It’s actually Putin and a rising Russia that pose the greater threat to world order. And that's something we need to acknowledge, for ourselves and our allies.

42 min
Feb 2, 2016
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From China’s economic downturn to the lifting of sanctions on Iran, this week’s panel reviews the scariest, biggest, and most important stories in the year ahead.

40 min
Jan 27, 2016
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Why it was another disappointing year for the World Economic Forum's big meeting.

36 min
Jan 12, 2016
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The great migrant crisis, the Latin American Left, and Putin’s power plays: What else will the world remember about last year?

26 min
Jan 5, 2016
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From Syria to the Islamic State to electing the next U.S. president to Adele’s pop music domination, naming the biggest global story of the coming year.

38 min
Dec 22, 2015
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The pursuit of life, liberty, and a culture of religious intolerance.

38 min
Dec 15, 2015
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From Canada’s open immigration policies to FP’s inspiring Global Thinkers, can outsiders change America’s political culture?

34 min
Dec 8, 2015
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Why Americans are getting stuck in the rhetorical mud about true threats to national security.

37 min
Dec 1, 2015
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Looking at the world’s response to recent terrorist attacks — from policy shifts to political stumping to emotional outpourings and shows of solidarity — how does America measure up?

49 min
Nov 24, 2015
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The U.S. fight against global terrorism is costly, distracting, self-perpetuating, unceasing, and unresolvable. Is there any way to fix it?

40 min
Nov 17, 2015
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A foreign-policy to-do list for the next administration.

48 min
Nov 10, 2015
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Between the Atlantic and the Pacific, recent developments and displays of power could be changing the way the world works in a fundamental way.

38 min
Nov 3, 2015
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Why the military can't fix a broken foreign economy — and possibly shouldn't be asked to.

46 min
Oct 27, 2015
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Is the U.S. military still too much of an industrial-era relic to meet the challenges of the moment and adapt to a new world order?

39 min
Oct 20, 2015
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David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Tom Ricks wrestle with America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's armed forces.

45 min
Oct 13, 2015
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Do our leaders know enough about code and IT to develop sufficient cyberpolicy? Listen to David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger explore the modern challenges facing cybersecurity.

41 min
Oct 6, 2015
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How does the "new" Middle East look now that the Iran deal is done? David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger debate.

35 min
Sep 29, 2015
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David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Bob Kagan, and Kori Schake debate who's been the world's most effective head of state since Barack Obama took office. Spoiler alert: It doesn't help to be a good guy.

47 min
Sep 22, 2015
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CEO and editor David Rothkopf sizes up the 2016 contenders on foreign policy with Rosa Brooks, Robert Kagan, and Kori Schake.

36 min
Sep 14, 2015
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Is it even possible to "Make America Great Again"? David Rothkopf takes on American exceptionalism with Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Robert Kagan.

34 min
Sep 8, 2015
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FP Group CEO and editor David Rothkopf discusses the implications of the Iran deal with Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Robert Kagan.

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