Monday, December 03, 2018

OUT OF STEP - Trump's Isolationism at G-20

"How Trump’s unconventional diplomacy will affect the G-20" PBS NewsHour 11/29/2018


SUMMARY:  President Trump has traveled to Argentina for the two-day G-20 summit, where he’ll meet with American allies and adversaries alike.  A lot is at stake for his talks with China’s president, Xi Jinping, as Trump is expected to boost tariffs on Chinese goods to 25 percent in January.  In addition, Trump's interactions with Saudi Arabia will be in the spotlight.  Nick Schifrin reports from Buenos Aires.

"At the G-20, leaders discover ‘how difficult’ consensus has become" PBS NewsHour 11/30/2018


SUMMARY:  At the G-20, the world's most powerful leaders are discussing global governance, but in an era of populism and protectionism, forging multilateral agreement is a challenge.  Plus, Russian aggression toward Ukraine and Saudi Arabia’s role in a high-profile murder set an ominous tone.  Still, President Trump is optimistic about reaching a trade deal with China.  Nick Schifrin reports from Buenos Aires.

"While agreeing on trade, US did not back Paris Accord at G20" PBS NewsHour 12/1/2018


SUMMARY:  As the G20 summit in Argentina came to a close on Saturday, world leaders agreed on some trade issues, but not on a host of others, including climate change.  NewsHour Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent Nick Schifrin joins Hari Sreenivasan for an update.

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