US Foreign Policy
Newly elected President Donald Trump has promised significant change in US foreign policy. With new Secretaries of Defense and Sate and new leadership within the intelligence community, the contours of the promised change remain to be seen. During the Spring 2017 semester, the Institute of International Studies will host a range of speakers who will help to interpret the new directions under the new President. A number of regions and interests are of particular concern. For example, Russia continues to play a critical international role, especially under the new administration. In addition, Middle East issues (e.g., the US-Israel relationship), China’s expansion in the Pacific and US relations with its Asian allies, the promotion of democracy, and the connection of history to policy will all challenge the new Administration. These and other issues will be addressed in this spring's foreign policy series.