What to Keep From Trump’s Foreign Policy After He’s Gone

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 11, 2020 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 11, 2020 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).

Editor’s Note: WPR editor-in-chief Judah Grunstein is filling in for Kimberly Ann Elliott this week. Should the four-year-long polar night of Donald Trump’s presidency come to a definitive end this November, most observers of his catastrophic handling of U.S. foreign policy will rejoice. After all, Trump has done significant damage to America’s national interests—and has done so in a uniquely corrosive way. He has undermined America’s alliances and partnerships while emboldening its adversaries, all in pursuit of an ad hoc, incoherent and personalized foreign policy devoid of strategic planning. Meanwhile, he has overseen domestic shifts that leave the U.S. more […]

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