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Not the Onion: Liberal Order Edition

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On December 4, 2018
  If Pompeo sounds like he’s trying to gaslight the world, it’s probably because he is. Donald Trump is building a new world order upheld by American leadership and democracy, his secretary of state told diplomats at an event in Brussels on Tuesday, blaming Iran and China for instability in the world. “In the finest […]
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I had an exchange with a friend earlier today. They suggested that NATO’s case of the Trumps is terminal. I disagreed, but suggested that a Trump victory in 2020 might very well render NATO largely irrelevant to the power politics of western Eurasia. I’m thinking that I might be too optimistic. The Pentagon is analyzing […]
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Scott Gilmore, writing in Maclean’s recommends that American allies use, in effect, targeted sanctions against the President of the United States. These efforts, like the diplomatic strategies before now, will not work. If Trump revokes the tariffs, or begins to support NATO, or returns to the Paris Accord, it will not be because our diplomats became […]
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I have a piece in today’s Newsday on the swirling fog around Trump foreign policy. LGM regulars won’t see much new in it, but I do talk briefly about states that might be more optimistic about changes in U.S. foreign relation. Only moderately less worrisome for U.S. allies is the proposition that Trump and his national security adviser, […]
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