It’s blustery nationalism plus the conventional pieties of the foreign policy establishment.
Many architects of the Iraq War openly hope Trump will go further in pursuing regime change in Syria — and then Iran.
From 2003 to 2017, the U.S. went from from sole global superpower to potential super-pariah.
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the U.S. military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
Trump’s foreign policy advisers are plainly unhinged. But the old establishment isn’t much better.
Trump’s leading foreign policy advisers are obsessed with Iran and making dangerous moves from East Asia to the Middle East.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
For all its shortcomings, Obama’s seemingly improvised Syria strategy has taken advantage of unexpected opportunities. This could be the latest.
Obama officials have repeatedly expressed a commitment to killing large numbers of ISIS fighters. Will Trump take it even further?
Without exception, Trump’s foreign policy picks are members of the far right: aggressive, Islamophobic, and contemptuous of diplomacy.