[Michael Curtin] In the 18 months of the Trump presidency, the bedrock principles – upon which the US democracy was founded – have been torn asunder. The dual mantras of "America First" and "Make America Great Again" are simply code names for isolationism. The dismantling of the liberal international order – which has served the US's interests quite well for the better part of the past 70 years – is being witnessed in real time.
[Fotini Mastroianni] Failure to understand the new ideological framework will be the cause of the collapse of many political parties and coalitions that exist today.
[Robin Limb] Food production is a unique industry - without it, nothing else happens. Unfortunately, it has also become a highly politicized industry, with stakeholders of all colors and creeds rushing to join the party. It is no longer just about putting food on your plate: it involves multinational giants, NGO's, governmental organizations, and many others besides, all with their own agenda to peddle.
[Daniel Wagner] The tension between populism and globalization can only grow with time, particularly during the disruptive period we are in. As a result, there is clearly a role for smart protectionism to play, which will undoubtedly grow in the future.