Stories tagged: foreign policy
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Asia braces for Trump and his unpredictable foreign policy
Donald Trump vowed a more “unpredictable” foreign policy when he campaigned for president. Mission accomplished, if the mood in Asia ahead of his first presidential trip to the region is …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator
President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants.
Tue., July 11, 2017
Samuelson: Trump trading away global influence
Trump needs allies to make economic sanctions tougher or to support military action. He has precious few because he has been so careless in abdicating responsibility for the global trading …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Trump shifts from provoking to engaging to pressuring China
Less than three months after President Donald Trump and China’s leader strolled the manicured lawns at Mar-a-Lago, the White House is suddenly engaged in a multipronged pressure campaign against Beijing, …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Parker: Strategy, policy are foreign to Trump
Trump, by conveying to allies and non-allies that he’s likely to do anything at any moment, is telegraphing not strength but instability and impulsivity.
Sat., April 15, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: America’s strength is back, for now
Whatever the reason, moral or strategic, Trump acted. And effectively reset his entire foreign policy.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
After Syria strike, Trump’s emerging doctrine is flexibility
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Two-track foreign policy might work
It’s classic good-cop, bad-cop: The secretaries represent foreign policy continuity but their boss preaches America First. Message: Shape up.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Trump abandoning global leadership
What made America exceptional, unique in the world, was defining its own national interest beyond its narrow economic and security.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Trump lays groundwork to change U.S. role in the world
President Trump began this week to reshape the U.S. role in the world, laying the groundwork, in a series of planned and signed executive actions and statements, for the “America …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Trump ushers in state of disunion
His “America first” message to the world promised an aggressive brand of U.S. isolationism that will undermine our allies, and give adversaries a green light to expand their influence.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Obama drew wrong lesson from Iraq
The way Obama chose to retrench convinced friends and adversaries that America was in retreat – and bad actors rushed to fill the vacuum. The results weren’t what Obama intended …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Too soon to judge Obama legacy
If Obama had done nothing else, rescuing the economy would ensure a successful presidency. But he did do other things, and we shouldn’t forget the historic significance of having an …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Biden says he will be based at Penn
Vice President Biden said Tuesday he will set up shop at the University of Pennsylvania after he leaves office this month.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
Dana Milbank: Chaos is Trump’s consistent policy
But for all the promises Trump is breaking, there is one he has kept without wavering: his vow to be unpredictable.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
William Inboden: Respect lessons of Pearl Harbor
The world is a better place, and our nation is more prosperous and secure, when the United States leads from the front.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s ‘achievements’ already dead
With just four months left in the Obama presidency, its two central pillars are collapsing before our eyes.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Trudy Rubin: The dangerous Trump doctrine
Donald Trump’s scary, contradiction-riddled ideas about foreign policy show he has no grasp of what he talking about and no desire to learn.
Wed., June 8, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Trump’s foreign policy frightening
What makes Trump particularly dangerous is his false, firm conviction that he knows how the world works – because of his business dealings
Thu., June 2, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Clinton unleashes attacks on Trump’s foreign policy
Hillary Clinton is set to unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous.
Sat., May 28, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Obama finally accepts realpolitik
On his Vietnam trip this week, Obama accepted the reality of an abusive dictatorship while announcing a warming of relations and the lifting of the U.S. arms embargo.,
Wed., May 4, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Trump’s foreign policy is meshugaas
As his remarks made clear, Trump views the world through the prism that defines his entire campaign – the politics of grievance.
Sat., April 30, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: The jumbled world according to Trump
Both the left and right have a long history of advocating American retreat and retrenchment.
Wed., March 2, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Will Americans fall for ‘strongman’ Trump?
Trump plays on public discontent to promote himself as a Putinesque populist who will rule with a firm hand and cure all our ills.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Obama fiddles as global barbarians storm the gates
The barbarians are at the gates and pushing hard knowing they will enjoy but 11 more months of minimal American resistance.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Sanders lost on foreign policy
Candidate would not fill the leadership void left by Obama in the Mideast.
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015
Guest opinion: ‘Good enough’ should guide U.S. interventions abroad
The United States has the most potent military in terms of firepower and operational capacity in history. Our military overthrew Saddam Hussein and crushed the Taliban in a matter of …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
Dana Milbank: A little worry in Obama would be welcome
President Barack Obama is not worried. And that is unnerving. British Prime Minister David Cameron presented to Parliament on Monday the alarming conclusions of European leaders who had met in …
Sat., May 31, 2014
Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s foreign policy of retreat contradicts his premise
It is fitting that the day before President Barack Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, 8:09 a.m.
White House defends Biden against Gates criticism
WASHINGTON — The White House is bristling over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new memoir accusing President Barack Obama of showing too little enthusiasm for the U.S. war mission in …