The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency has rocked U.S.-China relations. President Trump has imposed unilateral tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports; and become more vocal on rising to confrontations between the United States and China, including in newer realms of competition such as international espionage. SFS faculty experts weighed in on the subject in the media.
Ever since President Trump declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, his trade policy has been clear – protect American industry at all cost. SFS professors offered their takes on the exchange of tariffs between the United States and China, Canada and the EU, and the possible trade war.
After much fanfare, U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), met for a much-anticipated summit on June 12, 2018. The summit marked the first in-person meeting between a sitting U.S. President and a North Korean head of state. SFS faculty members weighed in on the impacts of the summit on denuclearization.
On March 13, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State on Twitter. Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson, who was removed by Trump following a year of frequent disagreement between the two. Members of the SFS community share their thoughts on what Tillerson’s replacement means for American foreign policy going forward.
After the successful launch of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on November 29, 2017, North Korea announced that it was capable of attacking the continental United States. As tensions reach new heights, SFS faculty weighed in on the reasons for the ICBM launch, its consequences, and the alternatives for U.S. policy towards North Korea.
SFS faculty offered their perspective on the October 13 decision to decertify the JCPOA for the United States, the Middle East, and the global community.