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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Washington, Feb. 4, 2020 (Pool photo by Leah Millis via AP).

Trump’s Foreign Policy Has Courted Disaster. Why Hasn’t It Caused One?

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

These are heady days for U.S. President Donald Trump. Secure in the knowledge he will survive impeachment, Trump is also coming off a string of what he can and does depict as foreign policy successes.

Closer inspection reveals these “successes” to be mixed bags at best and little more than hot air at worst. His trade war with China produced a “phase one” deal that leaves most of the underlying tensions unresolved, with any potential gains remaining hypothetical. And so far, his so-called maximum pressure campaigns against North Korea, Iran and Venezuela are 0-for-3 when it comes to concrete strategic gains. ...

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