Reaction Podcast

Reaction Podcast: Predicting the future of President Trump

Xenia Wickett from Chatham House talks Putin, impeachment, and cabinet appointments

BY Rachel Cunliffe | RMCunliffe   /  16 December 2016

Can Donald Trump really make a deal with Vladimir Putin? How much weight should we give to his eyebrow-rising cabinet appointments? And with all the disruption, what are the chances that he won’t work out his full four-year term?

Xenia Wickett, the head of the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House, is an expert on foreign policy of all varieties, and has previously worked in the White House. She’s the ideal person to analyse what we know – and more crucially, don’t know – so far about Trump and his impending presidency. From America’s relationship with Russia to the prospect of impeachment, Xenia cuts through the cloud of “anything could happen” to remind us what frameworks Trump will be working within.

While we’re cautious about making predictions, Xenia argues there are at least some things we can be certain won’t happen.

To make sure you never miss a podcast, subscribe via iTunesĀ here.