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Global Politics: Is Anyone in Charge?

Donald Trump’s America First philosophy and his retreat from international alliances led pundits to dub Germany’s Angela Merkel the new leader of the free world, but today’s global leadership appears more muddled than ever, especially as Brexit and unrest in Italy threatens the integrity of the European Union. Across the Pacific and Africa, countries are being forced to reckon with — and are sometimes embracing — China’s rising influence. Where should the world look for leadership in an increasingly multipolar world? Underwritten by Southern Company.

Festival: 2018

Audio/Video: Diplomacy

Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security advisor to President Obama, was the chief US negotiator in the secret... See more
Three American Presidents – Clinton, Bush, and Obama – have tried and failed to curb North Korea’s nuclear weapons and... See more
US-Russian relations have reached one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War. Michael McFaul, former... See more
Angela Stent served as an adviser on Russia under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and maintains close ties with key... See more
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The South and East China Seas? Persian Gulf? North Korea? See more

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