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Trump’s Doctrine of Unpredictability

Author Michael Fuchs warns that President Donald Trump's foreign policy of unpredictability will have negative consequences internationally and domestically.

Does Donald Trump have a foreign policy?

During the transition period alone, the President: broke decades of tradition and talked to the President of Taiwan; condemned China for seizing a U.S. underwater drone in the South China Sea, then reversed his view the same day with a tweet telling China to “keep it!”; took the side of Russian President Vladimir Putin after President Obama sanctioned Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election.

Trying to piece Mr. Trump’s foreign policy together, one cannot be blamed for missing the grand strategy in it all.

The above excerpt was originally published in Democracy Journal. Click here to view the full article.

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