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President Donald Trump speaks during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House, Washington, Dec. 7, 2017 (AP photo by Alex Brandon).

A Foreign Policy Gift List for Donald Trump This Hanukkah

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Yesterday marked the eighth and final night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The gift-giving tradition in my family has always been to offer one major present on the first night and smaller ones, often practical items like gloves and scarves, on each of the following nights.

Before lighting the candles yesterday, I thought about what gifts I would offer Donald Trump and his administration for Hanukkah this year. The list I came up with collapses my family’s tradition: Every one of the eight gifts, it turns out, are major presents, but they are all also practical when it comes to the conduct of American foreign policy. ...

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