The Irish Times World View Podcast
About This Show
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Simon Carswell, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
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John Bolton, Mike Pompeo & Trump's Foreign Policy(Interview with Thomas Wright)
7 days ago
Today's guest is Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Washington-based thinktank The Brookings Institute.
Last summer, Thomas talked to us about his expectations of the Trump Administration in the foreign policy arena.
Almost a year on, the Trump Administration has made many consequential foreign policy moves, including pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, striking in Syria and agreeing to a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump has also made major changes in his foreign policy staff, most notably the replacement of former senior figures and "adults in the room" H. R. McMaster and Rex Tillerson by the more hawkish John Bolton and Mike Pompeo.
We asked Thomas back to talk about a chaotic year of Trump foreign policy.
Will Bolton and Pompeo empower the President - and can they work together?
Is the Trump administration still a genuine player in the Middle East peace process after the bloodshed of recent days?
Is the forthcoming Korea Summit set up to fail?