President Donald J. Trump has declared a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. James M. Lindsay previously spoke with Matt Waxman, a professor of law at Columbia Law School, about presidential emergency powers. (This is a rebroadcast.)
Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor for Syria, Middle East, and North Africa at the United States Institute for Peace, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops from Syria.
Zalmay Khalilzad, the current Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the State Department, recently announced a potential framework for a peace deal between the United States and Afghantistan. James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon sat down with Khalilzad in May of 2017 and examined President Donald J. Trump's priorities in Afghanistan. (This is a rebroadcast of that 2017 episode of The President's Inbox.)
The Group of Seven serves as a forum for highly industrialized democracies to coordinate economic, security, and energy policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s cohesion and relevance to global governance.