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Trump’s foreign policy is cynical and self-interested. His ‘peace plan’ is no exception
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Trump’s foreign policy is cynical and self-interested. His ‘peace plan’ is no exception

Michael Fuchs explains how President Trump's Middle East "peace plan" disregards national security while reflecting a cynical, self-interested foreign policy.

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  • Michael Fuchs

Donald Trump’s foreign policy is all about advancing the interests of Donald Trump, and the release of his Israeli-Palestinian “peace plan” is yet another illustration of Trump’s disregard for America’s national security when he believes doing so will benefit him personally.

At the same time that Trump’s lawyers stood on the floor of the US Senate defending the president from impeachment charges of abuse of power, and in Jerusalem the Israeli attorney general filed an indictment for corruption against the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the two leaders stood together in the White House in an attempt to distract from their domestic problems and feed their political bases.

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

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow