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Milestone anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall marked by the uncertainty of transatlantic relations

The school's experts reflected on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, often seen as the symbol of the Cold War, with commentary on the current state of transatlantic relations.

October 2019 - Troop withdrawal in Syria emboldens Turkey, damages U.S. credibility abroad

In light of the recent announcement of the U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria, the school's experts provide commentary on the complex situation in the region.

September 2019 - Diplomatic opening needed to ease tensions on all sides of Iran nuclear deal

Our experts discuss challenges and small signs of progress associated with the diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

August 2019 - Domestic and international challenges could reveal waning influence of the UK

Our experts weigh in on the United Kingdom’s global status post-Brexit and how tensions with Iran could impact the U.K.’s foreign policy going forward.

May 2019 - As China’s influence expands globally, experts identify concerns

China’s bid for more influence through regional and global partnerships has led to increased scrutiny. Our experts explore the potential impact of China investing in infrastructure and development projects throughout the globe.

April 2019 - 'America First' policies are changing global perceptions of the U.S.

The Trump Administration’s ‘America First’ polices are shifting the landscape on issues long considered foundational to U.S. influence and leadership in the world. Our experts analyze these changing positions and what they mean for U.S.-global relations.

March 2019 - Venezuela's leadership crisis heightens its economic and political issues

Since January, there have been dueling claims from Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó for the Venezuelan presidency. Our experts delve into how the country’s leadership crisis is impacting ongoing economic and political issues.

February 2019 - Uncertainty looms as Brexit deadline approaches

With less than two months until the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, dubbed Brexit, our experts examine its potential effects across the U.K. and beyond.

December 2018 - U.S.-China relations and upheaval in Latin America were among the challenges at G20

As leaders of the world’s biggest economies gathered in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit, experts at the school discussed the potential for a U.S.-China trade deal and the political and economic challenges facing Latin American nations.

November 2018 - Can Bolsonaro Fix Brazil's Broken Economy?

Voters in Brazil recently elected as the nation's next president the hard-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, whose credentials and proposals seem short of the task of addressing its severe macroeconomic difficulties. School experts debated the driving causes for Bolsonaro's win and the future of Latin America's largest economy.