Why Trump’s foreign policy is dangerous

By: Hillary Mann Leverett

Trump’s policies could prove more counterproductively confrontational than George W Bush’s, writes Mann Leverett [Kacper Pempel/Reuters]
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.

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Source: Al Jazeera Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL), including several other international organizations of journalists.