Foreign Policy & Global Security

How will President Trump handle America's relationship with the world, protect our people, our infrastructure, and support our allies around the globe?


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Kofi Annan - Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006); Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)   Ehud Barak - Prime Minister of Israel (1999-2001); Minister of Defense of Israel (2007-2012)
With so much conflict on the globe, and with alliances shifting, the work of the United Nations is more important than ever.​ Secretary-General Annan​ outlines for Newsweek "The Top Questions Leaders Must Answer in 2017" >>   Prime Minister Barak has much to say about the shifting relationship between Israel and the United States >>

He has insights about fighting ISIS, protecting citizens and promoting peace. 

Julia Gillard - 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)   Gerhard Schroeder - Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005)
Prime Minister Gillarddiscusses the strategic, economic and leadership challenges as Asia rises. She shares how Trump's policies toward Taiwan and China will have a big impact on the global economy.    Sharing in his speeches personal conversations with Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, and the reigning powers in Iran, Chancellor Schröder is a true statesmen who can address any global issue of importance to his audience including the European refugee crisis, energy policy and its influence on geopolitics, and the implications of new trade opportunities in the Middle East.
Mohamed ElBaradei - Director General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Nobel Laureate; Former Vice President of Egypt   George Papandreou - Authority on the Eurozone and Global Financial Issues;  Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011)
Dr. Elbaradei has insights at this critical point in Trump's administration, with nuclear threats from North Korea, shifting relationships in the Middle East and a new focus on American strength.   Prime Minister Papandreou speaks clearly about the West's moral imperative to help the refugees streaming into Europe. He does not deny the challenges this brings to economies and security, yet he proposes the dangers of a fear-based, populist foreign policy.
Dick Cheney - 46th Vice President of the United States   Vicente Fox - Former President of Mexico (2000-2006)
Advocating for a stronger military and tougher diplomatic position, V.P. Cheney has insights into fellow global-CEO Rex Tillerton's potential success as Secretary of State >>   President Fox shares his views on global trade under Trump >>
Bill Daley - Expert on Commerce, Job Growth & Trade; Chief of Staff to President Obama (2011-2012); Secretary of Commerce for President Clinton (1997-2000)   Felipe Calderon - President of Mexico (2006-2012); Chair of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climates
Daley weighs in on Trump's reaction to alleged Russian hacking​ and skepticism of the Intelligence Community >>   Felipe Calderón is the 56th President of Mexico. Establishing economic reform as a top priority of his administration, Calderón implemented policies that catapulted Mexico into a powerful player in the global economy. 
Michael Chertoff - Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group, a Global Security Firm   Jane Lute - Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-2013); Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
Chertoff assesses Trump's ability to remain measured, disciplined and inclusive in his setting of homeland security measures >>

Chertoff discusses the required balance of protecting privacy and rights of all citizens while sussing serious threats.

  Jane Holl Lute has dedicated her career to preventing terrorism, enhancing global stability and security, and now focuses on cyberterrorism, the source of today's most menacing threats to nations, businesses and individuals. 
Elliott Abrams - Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy (2005-2009)    
Having previously served several presidents on issues of national security, foreign policy expert Elliott Abrams discusses the foreign policy landscape that Trump inherits and what he should do about it >>    

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