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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 3, 2019 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

A Look Ahead at the Top Stories to Watch in 2019

Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

In this week’s podcast, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Frederick Deknatel discuss the top stories WPR will be keeping a close eye on in 2019—beginning with the unpredictable nature of U.S. foreign policy under President Donald Trump and its impact on issues like global trade, relations with China, European politics, and stability in Latin America and Africa.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
Why 2019 May Be the Year America’s Global Strategy Finally Unravels
Why Burundi’s Ongoing Political Tensions Risk Devolving Into Ethnic Violence
How the Trump Administration Joined the Western Hemisphere’s Rogue Regimes

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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