Ursula Von der Leyen was narrowly confirmed as the next president of the European Commission this week. In this week’s Trend Lines interview, WPR associate editor Elliot Waldman discusses the challenges facing the new EU leadership with Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In this week’s editors’ discussion, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Elliot Waldman talk about the resignation of Britain’s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, and what it says about the state of the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K., as well as the changing face of diplomacy in the Trump era.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s description of U.S. migrant detention centers as “concentration camps” has provoked a fierce backlash. For this week’s podcast interview, Elliot Waldman talks with Andrea Pitzer about the migrant detention camps, the controversy over their label and their place in history.