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The Brief

March 2020: Misinformation presents obstacles as countries respond to coronavirus

As countries strategize to combat the spread of coronavirus, the school's experts addressed how misinformation has influenced the response to the global outbreak.

February 2020: U.S. trade approach leads to economic tensions domestically and globally

The school's experts examine the wide-ranging impact of the Trump administration prioritizing U.S. trade interests at the expense of other countries, including its allies.

January 2020 - Wide-ranging impact of Iranian commander's death

President Donald Trump's order to kill Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on January 3 marked the latest flash point in the fraught relationship between the U.S. and Iran. As tensions between the two countries remain high, our experts discuss the fallout from Soleimani’s death.

December 2019 - Addressing climate change through cross-sector collaboration

The school's experts discussed the need for public and private cooperation and for the food and energy industries to work with policymakers to address climate change.

November 2019 - 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.

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