The Ukraine Scandal Exposes the Depths of Trump’s Failed Foreign Policy

President Donald Trump meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Nov. 13, 2019 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
President Donald Trump meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Nov. 13, 2019 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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One of the most startling revelations from the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is just how recklessly his administration has been running America’s foreign policy. The new information—about a shadow foreign policy designed to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on the Bidens, in exchange for military assistance that was being withheld by the White House—hardly comes as a complete surprise, but it confirms the worst fears of many observers. The Ukraine debacle shows how the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, made up of career diplomats and other nonpartisan staffers, has been unable to prevent the president’s worst instincts from […]

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