The U.S. Could Have Gotten a Foreign Policy Alternative. Instead It Got Trump

People walk past a caricature picture of U.S. President Donald Trump on sale in a shopping mall in Moscow, Russia, May 17, 2017 (AP photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko).
People walk past a caricature picture of U.S. President Donald Trump on sale in a shopping mall in Moscow, Russia, May 17, 2017 (AP photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko).

If there is a prayer on the lips of international affairs columnists these days, it goes something like this: Please let there be something to write about other than Donald Trump this week, and if it has to be Trump, please let me publish it before the next news cycle makes whatever I’ve written irrelevant or obsolete. Having already settled on a Trump topic before the latest self-created crises to buffet the White House broke, suffice it to say I’m typing as fast as I can. As we now know because he himself admitted it, during his Oval Office meeting […]

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