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World Policy Newsletter, Week of July 29th

Global Perspectives on the U.S. Election

In the third issue of our online series covering global perspectives on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we bring unique opinions from Mexico, Israel, India, and Canada:

Mexico is always a priority for U.S. foreign policy, but no country has been as much of a hot topic as Mexico this election cycle. Melissa Martinez Larrea argues if Donald Trump were to become president, the U.S. government would not realistically implement his proposals.

At the end of this presidential election, Israel and the U.S. may end up more similar than ever—which does not bode well for the U.S. Asher Schechter analyzes the disturbing similarities between the rise of Donald Trump and the xenophobic, anti-intellectual, and divisive politics that have plagued Israel in recent years.

India's relationship with the United States could be altered drastically depending on who wins the upcoming election for U.S. president. Sukanya Roy considers the potential consequences of a Clinton or Trump administration for Indians within the country and abroad.

Canada under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pursued an agenda of greater global engagement and sought to reenergize its relationship with the United States. Lisa Thomson explains how U.S.-Canadian collaboration on issues like refugee resettlement, climate change mitigation, and trade could be transformed with the election of a new U.S. president come November.                                                                                       

Stay tuned for additional perspectives from around the world!


Media Appearances

Elmira Bayrasli discusses Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s anti-democratic policies after the attempted coup in Quartz.

Jonathon Cristol explains how Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy differs from President Barack Obama’s in CNN. He also writes about the Republican and Democratic national conventions in The Indian Economist.

Nina Khrushcheva writes about Russian athletics and the 2016 Olympics in the Irish Examiner.

James H. Nolt discusses the likelihood of Chinese-Philippine negotiations over the South China Sea on CNBC.


Africa Investigates

Thanks to the country’s oil and gas industries, Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy. It is also one of the top 10 sources of illicit financial flows throughout the continent, losing billions over the last decade to “double offshoring” tax evasion schemes, established by international banks, the fossil fuel industry, and complicit Western regulatory regimes. On the latest episode of Africa Investigates, Khadija Sharife of the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting sheds light on the public cost of these corrupt financial systems.

Programming note: The World Policy newsletter will be on hiatus for the month of August. Stay tuned for more insightful content when we return in September!



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