The U.S.-Mexico relationship is once again back in the headlines and this time it’s not just changing, it could be completely redefined.
These past few weeks have presented the Trump administration with its first real foreign policy tests. Syria’s use of chemical weapons, the United States’ retaliatory airstrikes, the nuclear standoff with North Korea, and China and Russia’s constant maneuvering in this ever-moving foreign policy chess board.
Over the past few days, the news story on everyone’s mind is former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s resignation and the extent of his contact with Russian officials. It’s become the classic D.C. question of “what did you know and when?” and so far we have few concrete answers. This appears to only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Russian meddling in U.S. affairs, so we’ll surely be hearing quite a bit more on this developing story in the coming days and weeks.
It goes without saying that 2016 was the year that seemingly sturdy global structures shattered into nativist and populist sized pieces. Last year, I wrote that we could expect our fair share of turbulence and uncertainty in 2016. Yet, 2017 no longer seems like just another year of uncertainty, it’s starting to look like we are entering the age of uncertainty.