How Trump’s Anti-Wilsonian Streak May Revolutionize U.S. Strategy

South Korean protesters hold images of U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally denouncing U.S. policy on North Korea, Seoul, South Korea, April 12, 2017 (AP photo by Ahn Young-joon).
South Korean protesters hold images of U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally denouncing U.S. policy on North Korea, Seoul, South Korea, April 12, 2017 (AP photo by Ahn Young-joon).
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Throughout its history, much of American foreign policy has been built on “doctrines” associated with the president who developed them. The Monroe Doctrine indicated that the United States would oppose additional European colonialism in the Western Hemisphere. The Eisenhower and Carter Doctrines stressed the importance to U.S. vital national interests of the Middle East and the free flow of its energy. The Nixon Doctrine pledged U.S. support to nations fighting communism, but said that America would not do it for them. The George W. Bush Doctrine committed U.S. military power to pre-empting and preventing transnational terrorism. Over the past two […]

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