A Year After His Election, What Impact Has Trump’s Presidency Actually Had?

Children wave U.S. and Chinese flags as President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Beijing, China, Nov. 8, 2017 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).
Children wave U.S. and Chinese flags as President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Beijing, China, Nov. 8, 2017 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

A year ago today, Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election stunned observers in the U.S. and around the world. During the campaign, Trump had repeatedly violated the norms of acceptable behavior by a mainstream political candidate, with no apparent cost. He also questioned the conventional wisdom and broad bipartisan consensus that had underpinned U.S. foreign policy since as far back as the start of the Cold War, particularly with regard to America’s global role and alliances. In the immediate aftermath of the surprise result, Trump’s election raised several questions. Coming on the heels of the Brexit referendum and […]

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