The Heat: Roundtable explores French-U.S. relations, DPRK and other top stories

The Heat

Donald Trump, Emmanuel MacronPresident Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at the conclusion of a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Bonjour President Trump. France rolled out the red carpet for the U.S. president in his first official visit to the country. His trip coincides with Bastille Day, the French Independence celebration, and the hundredth anniversary of the U.S. joining its ally in World War One.

But President Trump left domestic challenges at home as questions arise about his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

To discuss France-U.S. relations:

  • Remi Piet is a research associate at the University of Miami European Union Center.
  • Paolo von Schirach is the president of the Global Policy Institute.

Tensions continue to simmer on the Korean Peninsula. After the DPRK launched a missile test, the U.S. responded by testing its missile defense system, THAAD.

To discuss the latest developments in the DPRK:

  • Wang Guan is a chief political correspondent for CGTN’s Mandarin Service.
  • Myung-Koo Kang is a professor of political science at Baruch College at the City University of New York.

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