Trump Broke the Foreign Policy Mold. Some of His Ideas Are Worth Keeping

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Washington, Oct. 10, 2020 (AP photo by Alex Brandon).
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Washington, Oct. 10, 2020 (AP photo by Alex Brandon).

President Donald Trump’s presidency has in many ways undermined America’s global standing and its ability to work together with other countries. But on some issues, “His willingness to question long-running common wisdom about U.S. foreign policy has actually been a benefit and an asset to America,” says Emma Ashford, a senior fellow at the New American Engagement Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She joined WPR’s Elliot Waldman on the Trend Lines podcast this week to look back on four years of Trump’s foreign policy initiatives and pick out aspects of his legacy that are […]

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