On Sunday, President Trump spoke in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about the challenges facing Islam today. In his speech, Trump appeared to be open to partnerships with the Islamic world, a marked shift from his previous rhetoric concerning Islam. He also announced that his policies toward the region would be governed by “principled realism,” to be […]
Although there was relief in Europe when President Trump declared last month that NATO was “no longer obsolete,” we should not forget why he called it obsolete in the first place. There are three key reasons the president showed little affinity for an alliance central to U.S. national security policy for nearly seven decades. First, Trump […]
The president called the prime minister earlier today.
The optics of Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed dozens of leaders from Arab and Muslim majority countries, suggested a dramatic departure for American Middle East policy. The reality is far more prosaic. Trump outlined a highly conventional U.S. Middle East policy focused on cooperation with traditional regional allies against Iran and […]
Donald Trump remains largely misunderstood – and dare I say it, underestimated – in many areas that matter on the national and world stages. For someone allegedly having no real plan and being so allegedly incompetent – he is certainly, rapidly accomplishing a great deal of exactly the plan on which he ran for president. Trump ran on deregulation. He has as President signed thirteen | Read More »
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On Friday, President Trump departs on his first foreign trip. Over the course of nine days, he’ll meet many leaders face-to-face for the first time, including key NATO leaders. Before leaving office, Vice President Joe Biden articulated the central importance of face-to-face diplomacy. Asked about the “Biden Doctrine,” he offered some advice for incoming administrations: […]
Like many great ideas, this will probably prove a lot harder to pull off than is imagined
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On Tuesday, President Trump sent a round of startling tweets, apparently in an effort to justify his unprecedented decision to share highly sensitive intelligence with the Russian foreign minister as a move to secure Russia’s cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State and terrorism. It’s unclear whether this signals a rapprochement between the two […]
President Trump raised eyebrows in late April with a phone call to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte — and an invitation for Duterte to visit the White House. After Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said that these were necessary steps to pressure North Korea, commenters and former officials were quick to dismiss his explanation. These dismissals […]
There is a lot on the line for both Turkey and the United States when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with President Trump this week. Both men are charismatic populists who believe in the power of personal relations. Both believe that international relations — including relations between longtime allies — are fundamentally transactional. But […]