How Trump the Isolationist Could Become Trump the Interventionist

President Donald Trump signs an executive order for border security and immigration at the Department of Homeland Security, Washington, Jan. 25, 2017 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
President Donald Trump signs an executive order for border security and immigration at the Department of Homeland Security, Washington, Jan. 25, 2017 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
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It has been hard to keep up with the sheer torrent of dreadful political proposals that have emanated from the United States in the past 10 days. President Donald Trump’s decision to block refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. is undoubtedly the vilest of the lot. But the new administration has also managed to promulgate a bundle of ideas about international crisis management that will, if put into action, prove pretty disastrous. Last week, I predicted that Trump would adopt “haphazard” approaches to conflicts overseas. That may have underestimated both his sense of purpose and […]

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