President Trump has returned from his first G20 summit and a highly anticipated sit-down with Putin. Did it live up to expectations?
- By Sharon WeinbergerSharon Weinberger is the executive editor for news at Foreign Policy. Previously, she was the national security editor at The Intercept, where she directed the publication's defense and intelligence coverage. Her most recent book, published in March 2017, is The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World (Knopf, 2017). She was a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard in 2015-2016, a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 2008-2009, and she is currently a non-resident global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has also been an International Reporting Project Fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, an Alicia Patterson Fellow, a Carnegie Fellow at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, a Nation Institute Investigative Fellow, and a Carnegie Newhouse Legal Reporting Fellow. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and holds an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Nature, Discover, BBC.com, Slate, Wired, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and the Financial Times, among other publications. She was previously a senior editor at Aviation Week and a co-founding writer and editor for Wired's national security blog, Danger Room.
On this week’s first episode of The E.R., FP’s executive editor for news Sharon Weinberger is joined by Charles Kupchan, Daniel Drezner, and Jenna McLaughlin to recap the G20. What happened during the meeting between Trump and Putin? Are other world leaders getting used to life with Trump? Is there precedent for Ivanka Trump sitting in for the commander in chief at the leaders’ table?
Charles Kupchan is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a professor of international affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University. He previously served as special assistant to the president and senior director for European Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council under the Obama administration.
Daniel Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the author of The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats Are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas. Follow him on Twitter: @dandrezner
Jenna McLaughlin is an intelligence reporter for Foreign Policy, focusing on the culture, dynamics, and events happening in the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the other members of the intelligence community. Follow her on Twitter: @JennaMC_Laugh
Sharon Weinberger is FP’s executive editor for news. She is the author of The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World. Follow her on Twitter: @weinbergersa.
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