July 20, 2017 | By Richard C. Longworth, Cécile Shea

Deep Dish: How Will World Leaders Establish Dialogue with Donald Trump?

From Iran to Canada, the Trump administration has a number of tough negotiations ahead. Conversely, European leaders are beginning to understand what they need to say and do to keep the president comfortable. On this week’s episode of Deep Dish, Richard Longworth, Cécile Shea, and Phil Levy continue the conversation on Donald Trump’s Syrian ceasefire and the difficulties this administration can expect in pursuing its nebulous agenda.

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