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Dispatches: June 2019

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U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of the Liberal International Order

Is the liberal international order that emerged in the aftermath of WW II officially over in the age of President Trump’s “America First” policies? In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Wilson Center Global Fellow Bruce Jentleson about strains on that system that existed even before the 2016 election and what an optimal international order for the 21st Century might look like. 
 
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Paying the Cost for U.S. Withdrawal from TPP

With bows exchanged to Japan’s newly enthroned emperor and a huge trophy awarded to the season’s sumo champion, President Trump’s latest visit to Tokyo was at first blush a protocol triumph. The fact that the president was willing to commit four days simply to travel to Japan when he will be going there again in a month’s time for the G20 meeting also sent a powerful signal to across the Asia-Pacific region that U.S-Japan relations remain strong and critical for both countries.

AfPak File: What Do U.S.-Iran Tensions Mean For Pakistan?

With U.S.-Iran relations in serious crisis, Pakistan finds itself in a uniquely vulnerable position. It has significant relationships with Tehran’s U.S. and Saudi rivals. It has a large Shia population that may exceed 30 million. And it shares a border with Iran.

What does the U.S.-Iran confrontation mean for Islamabad, and how does it affect Pakistan’s stated position of neutrality in the Saudi-Iranian rivalry?

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