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Trump will disrupt the post-war global order

Despite his unpredictability, he is obsessed with Russia, China and nuclear weapons

By David Patrikarakos  


Donald Trump’s been tweeting again. This time the president-elect has responded to North Korea’s announcement that it is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. If the claim is true Pyongyang would—theoretically—be capable of hitting the mainland United States with a nuclear device.

“North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the US. It won’t happen!” Trump tweeted, before going on to criticise…

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