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Donald Trump 2.0?

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A recent willingness to cut deals with congressional Democrats, together with the appointment of ex-Marine General John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, is fueling speculation about the emergence of a new-model Trump. But will his character and anarchic style of governing stand in the way of an effective presidency?

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  1. A New Trump?
    Donald Trump walks out of St John's Epicopal Church i Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

    A New Trump?

    Sep 15, 2017 Elizabeth Drew pours cold water on heated speculation that the White House is finally getting its act together.

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    The Taiwan Triangle

    Richard Haass

    The goal of US policy toward the island should be to reduce uncertainty about America’s intentions and its ability to make good on them, while underscoring to Chinese leaders the economic and military costs of aggression. As much as China’s leaders want Taiwan, they also want to maintain power and the Communist Party’s political monopoly.

    explains why the island’s status is a situation that must be managed, not a problem that can be solved.
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  2. hedegaard10_Mark KerrisonIn Pictures via Getty Images_cop26 Mark KerrisonIn Pictures via Getty Images

    The EU Must Step Up in Glasgow

    Connie Hedegaard

    As world leaders prepare to gather for COP26 next month, expectations for progress are low, even as the need to address climate change becomes more urgent. The European Union was critical in building the coalition needed to conclude the Paris climate agreement in 2015, and success in Glasgow may again depend on EU leadership.

    says next month’s UN climate-change conference will fail unless the European Union comes prepared to lead.
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