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.
The Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy (DACA), an executive order signed by President Obama in June 2012. Over the past five years, nearly 800,000 DACA applications have been accepted, granting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors, often called “Dreamers,” a renewable two-year work permit and deferred deportation.
In the past three months, a string of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom have forced the country to contend with a new reality: deadly terrorism is occurring on a scale not seen since the 2005 London bombings, bringing along with it a host of other dynamics and concerns. SFS faculty weigh in on the significance and consequences for the United Kingdom of these attacks.