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The Art Of Foreign Policy: Stories To Watch In 2019

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Protesters gather at Place de l’ Opera during the 'yellow vests' demonstration on December 15, 2018, in Paris, France.";

As 2019 opens, there is turmoil in President Trump’s foreign policy team, thanks in large part to the President’s abrupt announcement that the U.S. will pull out of Syria, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s subsequent resignation.  

It’s a tumultuous time in other countries as well, and so we welcome foreign policy contributor Art Cyr to the studio to look ahead at what might dominate international headlines in the first half of the new year.  He spoke with us this month about Brexit, Syria, Afghanistan, Germany, the protests in France, and Asia.

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
Arthur I. Cyr is Director of the Clausen Center for World Business and Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College in Kenosha. Previously he was President of the Chicago World Trade Center, the Vice President of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, a faculty member and executive at UCLA, and an executive at the Ford Foundation. His publications include the book After the Cold War - American Foreign Policy, Europe and Asia (Macmillan and NYU Press).