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The Year in Review: A Look Back at Key Events and Lessons in 2018

“If 2018 has taught me anything, it’s that the unpredictability of diplomacy is a comfort.”

It has been a long year. In 2018 we saw Ukraine and Russia fight over the Sea of Azov; Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia elect new Presidents; Jamal Khashoggi murdered in Ankara; the Democrats flip the House, Sri Lanka and the Maldives experience public backlash over the BRI; Trump start a trade war with China, withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA, and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; Ukraine’s Orthodox Church break with Russia; Japan and the EU announce the largest ever trade deal; and crises of migration continue in Myanmar and Venezuela.

Grab a coffee, ITS Wonks. It’s time for The Year in Review.

The ITS Café’s biggest team yet reflects on 2018 and looks at the 3 biggest issues in 2019. International Scholars Emily Tatum, Pranav Jain, Pascal Letendre-Hanns, Anna Davidson, Will Truban and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské look at the highlights of 2018 and trends to watch in 2019.

Special Episode Part II: European Elections and the Future of European Foreign Affairs

Special guest Jorge Galindo of El País, Joshua Stowell of The Global Security Review, Emily Tatum, Pascal Letendre-Hanns and Cameron Vaské discuss the rise of progressives in the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives following the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections and what it means for U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

Special Episode Part I: The Rise of Democratic Progressives and U.S. Foreign Policy

Special guest Jorge Galindo of El País, Joshua Stowell of The Global Security Review, Pascal Letendre-Hanns and Cameron Vaské discuss the rise of progressives in the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives following the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections and what it means for U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

The Rise of Populism Series: AMLO's Mexico

In the fifth episode The ITS Café series on The Rise of Populism, we examine the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. Is AMLO the social democratic savior of Mexican politics, or a dangerous proto-nationalistic populist? What will this mean for  U.S.-Mexico relations? Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: Brexit and the Revolution of French Politics

In this archived fourth episode our ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Brexit and French populist movements. What’s the future of Britain look like? How did we get to this point? Again, we ask, "What does this mean for the established parties in Europe, and the future of the European Union?" Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: The Rise of Eastern European Populism

In our third installment of the ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Eastern European populism in Hungary and Poland. Is Eastern European populism a phase of growing pains for the young liberal democracies, or does it mark a permanent shift with consequences for the European Union? Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: The Rise of Western European Populism

In the second episode our ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Spain, Germany, and Italy's populist movements. Zeroing in on Ciudadanos, Alternativ für Deutschland, and the Five Star Movement, we ask, "What does this mean for the established parties in Europe, and the future of the European Union?" Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.