Take nothing for granted with Trump’s foreign policy

American foreign policy has been confusing under President Donald Trump, his decisions often in sharp contrast to what the world has come to expect of the United States. His order that troops pull out of northeast Syria, deserting Kurdish allies who had been instrumental in defeating Islamic State extremists, was in that vein. With the retreat, Russian and Turkish forces have moved in, Kurds are fleeing and there is a renewed spectre of global terrorism. But in the wake of another unanticipated…

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