Not many people would cite President Donald Trump as an example of reasoned and level-headed foreign policy making. With fingers permanently hovering over his Twitter interface, the leader of the free world has at times been closer to initiating global conflict through his incendiary language than pouring oil over troubled waters. Despite this – or maybe because of it, given the “madman” theory that Trump’s unpredictability encourages compliance from friends and foes confused about his intentions – US international policy has been fairly successful under his watch. Whether with Iran, North Korea, or China, Trump’s no-nonsense approach has reminded international malefactors that the starry-eyed idealism of the Obama years has been replaced by a hard-headed realism that demands attention. One of Trump’s finest foreign policy moments was the driving of Isis from Iraq and Syria. It was the culmination of an allied effort years in the making, but delivered at pace because of Trumpian cajoling. This achievement does, however, now look to have been placed somewhat in peril by the President’s erratic pronouncements this week. In a case that should concern all US allies, Trump greenlit a Turkish plan to set up a safe-zone corridor in the north east of… Read full this story
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