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America’s leaker-in-chief: Trump and Russia

The US president’s carelessness could end up damaging America’s relationships with its security partners

By Calder Walton  

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As an intelligence historian working in the Applied History Project at Harvard Kennedy’s School of Government, I study ways that history can inform present government intelligence and national security policies. One of the issues my colleagues and I are grappling with is the extent to which history remains relevant when something happens so dramatic, and damaging, that it fundamentally breaks with the past. I would look at this the other way round: during world-shaking crises, it is more important than ever…

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