On this week’s first episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf, Kori Schake, Susan Hennessey, and Julie Smith discuss the latest in foreign-policy headlines. With the French election results in from over the weekend and the next round right around the corner, it seems that centrist Emmanuel Macron is the likely winner against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Yes, many moderates can breathe a sigh of relief, for both French politics and the future of the EU, but what about those almost 8 million voters who supported Le Pen? And does the untested Macron have what it takes to beat Le Pen in a head-to-head duel?
The E.R. team then takes a step back and looks at the changing political culture on a worldwide scale. Segueing from international politics to U.S. foreign policy, the panel analyzes Trump’s first 100 days, a milestone marked later this week. What has he accomplished so far? What have been his major foreign-policy blunders? And what can we expect in the coming four years?
Listen at Foreign Policy or on iTunes.
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