Trump’s Foreign Policy Act Is All Cliffhangers and No Resolution

Trump’s Foreign Policy Act Is All Cliffhangers and No Resolution
President Donald Trump during a ceremony to present the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the U.S. Military Academy football team in the Rose Garden of the White House, Washington, May 1, 2018 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

What do the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. trade policy and North Korea summits all have in common? The answer is a persistent feature of U.S. foreign policy under President Donald Trump: uncertainty. Trump’s election in November 2016 brought more questions than answers about the future of American foreign policy. Would Trump follow through on his most provocative and incendiary campaign promises and threats, or use them as leverage to win concessions? Would he radically and durably reconfigure America’s global role, or find himself hemmed in by the inertial constraints of the international order? What is so striking, and what the […]

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