Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  1. Asia’s American Menace

    Brahma Chellaney

    Asia’s American Menace

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     considers the regional implications of Donald Trump's frequent policy reversals.

    Trump indecision Win McNamee/Getty Images
    US President Donald Trump’s transactional approach to foreign policy has produced a series of dazzling flip-flops. Lacking any guiding convictions, much less clear strategic priorities, Trump has confounded America’s allies and strategic partners, particularly in Asia – jeopardizing regional security in the process. READ MORE
  2. Liberalism in the Trenches

    Ana Palacio

    Liberalism in the Trenches

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     calls upon supporters of the post-1945 world order to defend it with passion, not just logic.

    trump xi meeting Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images
    After a dizzying few months, in which Donald Trump’s young presidency threw the entire post-1945 global order into question, the geopolitical status quo appears to have reemerged. But this is no time for complacency: defenders of the liberal international order still need a comprehensive foreign-policy strategy. READ MORE
  3. The “New” Trump’s Lopsided Foreign Policy

    Carl Bildt

    The “New” Trump’s Lopsided Foreign Policy

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     worries that the US administration is focusing solely on military means at the expense of diplomacy.

    Yemen conflict Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images
    After a series of foreign-policy U-turns, there is now talk of a “new” Donald Trump who is far more inclined to use military power than the candidate on display during the 2016 US presidential campaign. One should welcome America's re-engagement with the world, but not if diplomacy takes a backseat to bombs and tweets. READ MORE
  4. Trump’s War Policy in Syria

    Robert Skidelsky

    Trump’s War Policy in Syria

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     doubts that the US military response to Assad's atrocities will do more than prolong the conflict.

    Trump announces syria strike Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
    A prudent foreign policy is different from a “proportional” response to a specific event, because it involves establishing the ends that the chosen means are supposed to serve. In other words, foreign policy requires strategic thinking, and, in Syria, US President Donald Trump has shown no evidence of it. READ MORE
  5. Trump’s Dangerous Blank Check

    Stephen Holmes
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