I think most of us can agree that so far the age of President Donald Trump has been exhausting. In nine long months, he has taken a wrecking ball to U.S. foreign policy first principles and sullied our standing abroad. Let’s review the tape: Our allies and partners openly question our reliability. Our adversaries are filling the void due to our lack of engagement and focus. We’re relying on tough rhetoric without any strategy to back it up. We appear to be carelessly careening into crisis with North Korea while sinking deeper into conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen, with no sense of the end game.
The above excerpt was originally published in Foreign Policy.
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