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In defence of Trump’s foreign policy

Past form suggests the china shop will be no safer with the bull gone

Photo: Young Ho/SIPA USA/PA Images

I know, I know. Joe Biden’s victory was greeted with relief across most of the democratic world. As of 20th January, happy days will be here again: no madcap adventures, no war-mongering tweets; the US might even have another go at global leadership. 

Except that the world won’t be back to what European nostalgics might call normal; nor should it be. Donald Trump may not have pursued a foreign policy in any conventional sense, but he got a lot right. Some of what…

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