President Donald Trump’s opening moves on the world stage have left behind a trail of offended U.S. allies. From Germany (handshake and mutual defense commitment snubs) to South Korea (missile defense shakedown) to Australia (berating phone call), the president’s diplomatic forays have at times felt like outtakes from Curb Your Enthusiasm. In Europe last week, he sought to undo some of the damage.
But what if the most dangerous part of Trump’s foreign policy turns out to be the meetings where the leader across the table isn’t offended?
The above excerpt was originally published in Foreign Policy.
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