U.S. Role In The World

How trump is reshaping American foreign policy

By Paul Pillar ● National Interest ● 06/21/2018


The urge within the commentariat to describe every president’s foreign policy in terms of some clearly defined doctrine is as strong as ever, but Donald Trump presents would-be doctrine-definers with perhaps their toughest challenge yet. This observation is not by itself a criticism of Trump’s policies. Doctrine is overrated.

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