If Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States, fixing the failings of United Nations peacekeeping operations is unlikely to be one of her foreign policy priorities. But the next administration is likely to find that crises involving blue helmets have a habit of creeping up its agenda.
Donald Trump’s speech laying out his ideas on national security and the threat from terrorism offered an important window into his thinking and the mindset of his supporters. Unfortunately the picture that emerged was one of incoherence and complete disregard for the time-tested logic of strategy.
Why should we care about the foreign policy legacy of a guy who hasn’t held public office in 40 years? Well, it seems that in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, being for or against Henry Kissinger has become a foreign policy litmus test for Democrats horrified at his human rights record.