It has been a week of tough talk and miscommunication by the White House. Donald Trump promised to handle the situation in North Korea after its latest missile test. But he was silent on exactly what that meant. Several hours later, Trump faced backlash for retweeting anti-Muslim videos from a far-right group in Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May condemned Trump for the tweets. Nearly two million people have signed a petition, calling on May to revoke an invitation for a state visit for Trump. Another wrinkle for the administration is the future of the US top diplomat. The White House is denying reports it plans to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. So what’s the foreign policy strategy of the White House?
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Charlie Wolf – US political commentator & co-host, of podcast “Pod to be American”, London-based American broadcaster, writer, blogger.
Richard Johnson – Lecturer in US politics and international relations, Lancaster University, published on race in American politics (Harvard’s Dubois Review), runs a module on US foreign policy since 1945.
Khalil Jahshan – Executive Director, Arab Centre of Washington, former Middle East analyst, Pepperdine University, political analyst.