Beating Trump: How to Play the U.S. President—and Win

Beating Trump: How to Play the U.S. President—and Win
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla., April 7, 2017 (AP photo by Alex Brandon).

More than 100 days into Donald Trump’s term in office, a good deal of uncertainty still surrounds the new president’s approach to foreign policy, mainly due to his unpredictable temperament. Other things have become clearer, though. Trump might be able to change the U.S. presidency; in some ways he already has. By contrast, the world and the international order that governs it have proven more stubborn in their resistance to being refashioned, as has the architecture of alliances, partnerships and rivalries that structure U.S. foreign policy. Gravity, it seems, still exists, and it exercises its pull on everyone, even those […]

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