News Outlets Examine President-Elect Trump’s Foreign Policy, Global Health, Humanitarian, Science Agendas

IRIN: President Trump’s humanitarian agenda
“Foreign policy, development, and humanitarian aid have had little coverage in the U.S. presidential campaign. However, the issues will still be in the in-tray of Donald J. Trump come January. Here are some of the most pressing: Syria, Iraq, and Yemen … The war in Afghanistan … Climate change … Refugees and immigration … Foreign aid … Extremism…” (11/9).

NPR: From AIDS To Zika: Trump On Global Health And Humanitarian Aid
“No one knows what the Trump administration has planned for U.S. foreign aid programs and other global initiatives that fight poverty and disease. There are some topics that Donald Trump has not addressed. Global advocacy groups such as the ONE Campaign have tried to get Trump to share his ideas of how to ‘tackle extreme poverty’ on the record. After a year of campaigning, he still hasn’t responded. But the president-elect has commented on a number of global issues. Here’s what he has said in speeches and interviews…” (Gharib, 11/9).

POLITICO: Trump victory provokes crises in foreign policy
“Donald Trump’s stunning election victory will provoke immediate tensions across several continents, and force Republican foreign policy elites to make quick decisions whether to work for a man most strongly opposed as unqualified, according to foreign policy experts and GOP insiders. The mere fact of Trump’s election will produce political instability in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, experts say, as world leaders scramble to prepare for potentially radical shifts in American foreign policy and brace for global financial panic…” (Crowley, 11/9).

Quartz: Under Donald Trump’s foreign policy, Africa will fall off the map
“President-elect Donald Trump isn’t particularly concerned with Africa: Over the course of his campaign, the continent was barely mentioned. But glimpses at Trump’s broader foreign policy suggest he’ll favor a mix of aggression and isolationism over increased global cooperation, and is very unlikely to be a champion of humanitarian aid. All of that is bad news for Africa…” (Chutel, 11/9).

ScienceInsider: Here’s some advice for you, President Trump, from scientists
“…[N]ow it’s time for scientists to share their thoughts with the business tycoon who triumphed over both Democrat Hillary Clinton and much of the Republican party he represented in the election. There’s been almost no interaction between the science community and the campaign over the past 18 months. Most academics didn’t support Trump and never expected him to beat Clinton. Trump operatives didn’t do any outreach to the scientific establishment, and its agenda wasn’t addressed during the campaign…” (Mervis, 11/9).

ScienceInsider: The U.S. election is over. Who will hold key science leadership jobs?
“…What will the election results mean for the leadership of the key agencies and congressional committees that shape U.S. science funding and policy? Here’s a quick guide to who is in, who is out, and who is not going anywhere…” (Malakoff, 11/9).

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