In this relentless, breathless news cycle, critical issues are getting lost in the chatter.
- By David RothkopfDavid Rothkopf is visiting professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His latest book is The Great Questions of Tomorrow. He has been a longtime contributor to Foreign Policy and was CEO and editor of the FP Group from 2012 to May 2017.
On this episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf, Susan Hennessey, Julia Ioffe, and Kori Schake discuss the issues that have fallen off the radar in the past few weeks. With a news cycle resetting almost by the hour, what are we missing or letting be swept under the rug? From the ongoing Russia election investigation to the alleged voter fraud that Donald Trump claims gave Hillary Clinton the popular vote, from Trump’s money trail to his attempts to delegitimize the media, how can we possibly find answers when a new crisis pops up every day?
Looking to foreign policy, how will Trump — a decidedly non-rational actor — react if, say, Russia invades Latvia? Will he ignore Article 5 of the NATO treaty like he has alluded to? What message will this send to our allies across Europe and beyond? In any other era, these critical issues would dominate a news cycle for weeks, if not months. But not anymore.
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