Trump Doctrine

Trump’s Self-Serving Foreign Policy

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Trump’s policy of personal vendettas is harming allies and damaging US credibility

Welcome to the New Age of the Strongman

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Why are despots and dictators of every political persuasion enjoying a renaissance?

Donald Trump and The Art of the Duped

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There has never been a more suggestible leader of the free world.

Sanctions Backlash Threatens to Upend US Dollar Dominance

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One of the enduring legacies of the Trump presidency might be how allies and enemies alike came together to dismantle the US monopoly on global financial transactions.

Emerging Powers See Opportunities under Trump Doctrine

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While the United States looks inward, former allies and economic partners are increasingly looking elsewhere.

The Border Wall Nobody Talks About

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For all the vicious debate, people may be surprised to learn that a US-Mexico border wall already exists.

US-China Trade War: Chinese Tariffs Aim at the Heart of Trump Country

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China’s response to the Trump tariffs was both swift and finely tuned to inflict maximum political damage on the president and his Republican allies in Congress.

Trump Expands His Trade War to China

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The opening volleys have been fired in the long awaited US-China trade war.

Tillerson Fired as Trump Veers “America First”

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Trump has installed a kindred spirit at the top of the State Department. The move can be expected to reverberate throughout US foreign policy, notably in the administration’s approach to Iran.

Outlook 2018: The Year in Trump

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What twists and turns can we expect from the Trump show in 2018?

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