By: Hillary Mann Leverett
Trump’s defiance of orthodox US foreign policy isn’t dangerous. Rather it’s his failure to form a coherent alternative.
America’s political class is increasingly mobilised against much of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy – and how Trump’s administration appears to make policy. Establishment voices exhort Trump to mitigate “instability” in his decision-making with staffed-up processes that recognise the “significant measure of predictability” required of the “leader of the free world”. But such process-focused exhortations say more about their authors’ ossified outlooks than about what is genuinely unique – and dangerous – in Trump’s approach.
Source: Al Jazeera Online