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The Age of Trump: Foreign policy challenges for the left

Donald Trump's tenure in the White House throws up fresh challenges for the world. How should the left - in Britain and beyond - approach this new era?


The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been turbulent ones. We have come to expect the unexpected from the showman in the White House and his team. How should the left respond in these uncertain times? How does a progressive vision for the world fit with the challenges we now face?

This collection of essays aims to set out some ways forward. In it, policy experts in the UK, Europe and the US, outline some of the most pressing issues we face, from climate change to nuclear proliferation and from conflict in the Middle East to international aid. They highlight how the Trump administration might bring its influence to bear in these areas, and how we need to respond.

Edited by Ian Kearns and Kate Murray. Foreword by Andrew Harrop and Ernst Stetter. With chapters by Steve Andreasen, Liz Gallagher, Ken Gude, Ian Kearns, Lina Khatib, Darryl Kimball, Laura Kyrke-Smith, Vassilis Ntousas, Andrew Small and Emily Thornberry MP

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Kate Murray

Kate Murray is the editor of the Fabian Review.


Ian Kearns

Ian Kearns is a co-Founder and board member of the European Leadership Network. Previously he was the deputy director of Institute of Public Policy Research and a former adviser to UK Parliament on national security.


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