As President Donald Trump looks to address a number of critical issues during his first year in office, he’ll need to ensure that his administration is prepared for the most dramatic changes in foreign and domestic policy.
Here’s what to expect.
New Year’s resolution: The Trump administration is expected to be less restrained in its approach to international affairs than previous administrations.
The new president is expected, for the first time in decades, to push back against China and Russia, two of the world’s largest economies.
This will be especially true given the incoming administration’s emphasis on diplomacy, with Trump considering a new strategy for the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
In addition, the Trump administration will take a more assertive stance toward Iran, which has been a key ally in U.S. military and economic relations with Tehran.
Trump has signaled that he wants to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal and push for tougher sanctions on Iran’s leadership.
In the meantime, he’s been criticized for not using the nuclear deal more aggressively and for not taking stronger action to rein in North Korea, a key adversary of the United States.
The White House has also been under increasing pressure to act to counter China, which is expected for the second time in as many months to assert its economic influence in the region.
It is also expected that the new administration will work to improve relations with Russia, whose President Xi Jinping has been increasingly aggressive in its pursuit of regional hegemony.
This could include a new U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Russia for its human rights violations and threatening to cut off its gas supply to the European Union.
The United States will also take a less aggressive stance toward Russia than previous presidents.
Trump is expected in office to push for a more collaborative relationship with Moscow, as he seeks to improve ties with the Russian leadership and reduce tensions with Moscow.
This includes strengthening ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other countries that are a key U..
S.-Russian ally, such as Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.
While the Trump Administration will not take any decisive action to change the U.K. or other U.A.E. borders, Trump will continue to work to advance a more positive relationship with European countries.
New year jokes: The incoming president has been accused of being too loud during his inaugural address.
This has been viewed as an attempt to appease the political right wing of his party, who view him as insufficiently presidential.
Trump will likely continue to emphasize his foreign policy credentials, particularly in the areas of nuclear proliferation, Syria, North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
His national security team is also likely to be more restrained than in previous administrations, as the new president will be focused on strengthening relations with the U,S.
and NATO allies.
New jobs numbers: The U. S. economy is expected be slightly better than expected, thanks to strong job growth during the first six months of the year.
The economy is projected to expand by 3.9 million jobs during the year, slightly below the 3.7 million estimated by the Congressional Budget Office.
The unemployment rate is expected at 4.2 percent, slightly higher than 4.1 percent previously reported by the CBO.
However, the labor market continues to be far from robust.
The Labor Department’s latest report showed the unemployment rate for December was 5.1% and for January at 5.3%.
A number of other recent reports have suggested that the economy may not be adding jobs to match expectations for the new year.
According to the UMass Boston Institute, the unemployment number could rise by as many as 1 million jobs this year, or up to 2.5 million in 2018.
The report noted that job losses may also be expected in other sectors.
The UMass report noted, for example, that the unemployment insurance system is expected “to expand at a slower pace in 2018 than previously expected.”
The UHN also noted that the job market is expected expand at the slowest rate since January 2018.
New holidays: President Trump will celebrate New Year with family and friends at his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he will be joined by first lady Melania Trump and his wife, Melania, and his daughters Ivanka, Ivanka Trump and Donald Jr. The family will also celebrate Christmas, Easter and Hanukkah.
According in a statement, Trump is also scheduled to attend a Christmas Eve dinner at the White House with senior administration officials.
However a number other events, including the State of the Union address, the National Prayer Breakfast and the State Dinner, are not expected to take place.
New health care law: As of January 1, the new health care bill is expected take effect.
The law will likely require employers to provide insurance to all employees, but many small employers will still be able to opt out of the new requirement.
The bill also will create a new system for health care insurers