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What will the president-elect do with Afghanistan?

Dec 20, 2016
Emran Feroz, Barnett Rubin
South Asia

President Obama recently met with incoming United Nations chief Antonio Guterres. Guterres will step into the Secretary General role in January. That’s also when we’ll see a new administration in Washington. What could U.N.-U.S. relations look like under President Trump? CIC director Sarah Cliffe is briefly featured in this The Marketplace report, originally published on December 2, 2016.

Dec 06, 2016
Reema Khrais, Sarah Cliffe
United States
United Nations

Nikki Haley enfrenta un difícil estreno diplomático en la ONU representando a Trump De ser ratificada su nominación por el Senado, la gobernadora de Carolina del Sur llegará a la ONU con cero experiencia internacional y con un presidente que presagia profundos cambios en la relación de EEUU con el mundo.

Nov 30, 2016
Antonieta Cadiz, Jim Della-Giacoma
Latin America, United States
United Nations

The likelihood of Trump’s plans being implemented will depend on the ability of the White House to build a wider consensus than the one he now has.

Nov 21, 2016
WPS Sidhu
United States

Although Donald Trump comfortably won the Electoral College votes, Hillary Clinton is projected to win the popular vote by the narrowest of margins

Nov 13, 2016
WPS Sidhu
United States

No matter who wins the US election, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the president will be a weak leader facing opposition from their own party as well as others

Nov 07, 2016
WPS Sidhu
United States

In the genteel, carpeted halls of the United Nations headquarters, a 20-minute walk from Trump Tower, diplomats from the world over are holding their breath about the American president-elect.

Nov 21, 2016
Somini Sengupta, Rick Gladstone, Sarah Cliffe
United States
United Nations

He pledged to “bomb the shit” out of ISIS and suggested that America wouldn’t automatically defend its NATO allies, but beyond that Donald Trump hardly mentioned foreign policy on his renegade march to the White House. Sub-Saharan Africa barely registered, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), well, it might as well not exist.

Nov 18, 2016
Jason Stearns
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks by phone with Donald J. Trump, President-elect of the United States, on 11 November. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

© UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The election of Donald Trump as US president was a seismic event for Americans – those who celebrated and those who wept – and for the rest of the world.   The currents that underpinned the result are neither new nor confined to the US: discontent with politics and economics as usual, lack of trust in elites and populist nationalism have been on the rise in many parts of the world. These were clearly expressed through the Brexit vote but also in social protests and electoral upsets worldwide, from the Philippines to South Africa to the Colombia referendum.

Nov 14, 2016
Sarah Cliffe
United States
United Nations

Before January, Europeans should make preparations to safeguard the UN, again.

We face a US president who distrusts international cooperation, disregards climate change and disdains the United Nations. There is nothing unusual about that. Ten years ago, when I moved to New York, George W Bush was in the White House and his hellion of an ambassador to the UN John Bolton (who argued that “there is no United Nations”) was striving to neuter the organisation after the Iraq crisis.

Nov 11, 2016
Richard Gowan
United States
United Nations

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