ICYMI – Video | POTUS45: Global Challenges for the Next Administration

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POTUS45: Global Challenges for the Next Administration

The day after America went to the polls to elect Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States, your World Affairs Council and Belmont University hosted a public affairs briefing on the global challenges ahead. Ambassadors Charles Bowers and Ronald Schlicher and moderator Patrick Ryan hosted an important conversation on the foreign policy landscape that will confront POTUS45.

In case you missed it here is the video recording from that event, with a timeline describing the conversation.

Please note that Bowers, Schlicher and Ryan will be back on February 28th to discuss the new Administration’s foreign policy and and update on the global landscape after the first month of President Trump as Commander in Chief. RSVP today for that program [Link].

ICYMI – Video | POTUS45: Global Challenges for the Next Administration

POTUS 45 AND THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES AHEAD

When Americans wake up on November 9th having elected a new President of the United States the euphoria of victory in a grueling campaign — party primaries and general election battles — will start to fade as the magnitude of challenges facing the new Administration will come more clearly in focus.

The challenges are enormous: troubled global strategic relationships and developments with the Russian Federation, China, the European Union and others; unresolved and complex regional conflicts and threats — civil wars and disruption across the Middle East, insurgency and instability in Afghanistan, nuclear threat in the Korean Peninsula and the Subcontinent; global terrorism networks; climate change consequences; questions over trade policies; and more.

The President-elect’s foreign policy team will start to shift from campaign mode to governing mode, sharpening their focus from the abstract to the concrete. Likewise the American public should be considering more than what might have been this or that candidate’s promises, but what the foreign affairs landscape and challenges portend for POTUS45 on the afternoon of Friday, January 20, 2017.

Join distinguished diplomats Ambassador Charles Bowers and Ambassador Ron Schlicher, and career Navy Intelligence Officer Patrick Ryan for a conversation about the world, not as we would like it to be, but how it will look when it lands in the inbox of America’s next President.

Video Recording Timeline

00:01 Start
01:17 Introductions
02:39 Overview
03:27 Our five critical issues: Russia, China, Middle East, North Korea, Af/Pak
04:05 Russia – described – Ryan
05:10 Russia angle in Middle East – Amb Schlicher
07:59 Implementation of nuclear deal with Iran – Amb Schlicher
10:32 Strategic weapons moved to Kaliningrad by Russia threat to independent countries in the area, what about NATO – Amb Bowers
12:57 Relationship with China – new topic – Ryan
16:35 China-freedom of navigation issues – Amb Bowers
17:35 Trade issues with China – Amb Schlicher
19:15 China’s role in North Korea nuclear issue – Amb Schlicher
21:40 Middle East – described – Ryan
22:28 Issues other than Iran and Syria – Amb Schlicher
25:16 Egypt – Libya – Yemen – Sunni Shia tensions – refugees- Amb Schlicher
30:01 Turkey – Kurds – Amb Bowers
31:50 GCC – American reliability – Ryan
34:15 Saudi Arabia domestic issues – Amb Schlicher
37:05 North Korea – Ryan
37:20 North Korea nuclear weapons – Amb Bowers/Amb Schlicher
40:55 Afghanistan Pakistan Issues – Ryan
41:30 Discussion of Afghanistan/Pakistan – Amb Bowers/Amb Schlicher
43:00 Questions and Answers begin


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