U.S. President Donald Trump takes his seat before his speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Michael J. Boskin, Project Syndicate: Is a Trump Doctrine Taking Shape?
STANFORD – US President Donald Trump’s transactional approach to multinational agreements is very different from that of his predecessors. Whereas previous presidents have viewed international accords in the context of broader US trade and security strategy, Trump looks at them in isolation. To his mind, many agreements to which the US is a signatory are poorly negotiated, overly burdensome, or outdated and ill-suited for changing economic and security conditions.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 14, 2017
Inside Trump’s Middle East mess -- Amir Handjani, Reuters
Trump’s silver lining in Iraq -- Peter Van Buren, Reuters
The Fictitious Strategic Agendas and Phony Expectations of Trump’s Saudi Visit -- Ehsan M. Ahrari, RCD
Towards an American Realpolitik: Jacksonian-Jeffersonian Grand Strategy -- Mauni Michael Jalali, The Bridge
Meet the Two Princes Reshaping the Middle East. But for good or ill? -- Simon Henderson, Politico
Turkey’s Evolving Array of Diplomatic Challenges -- Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe
Kurdish independence in Iraq will take more than a referendum -- Cengiz Çandar, Al-Monitor
The Real Reason China Wants South Korea to Ditch THAAD -- Robert E Kelly, National Interest
'China and Russia want US out of Afghanistan' -- Shamil Shams, DW
Unrest in West Bengal as Gorkhas agitate for separate state -- E Jaya Kumar, Asia Times
China Rethinks Its Global Role in the Age of Trump -- David Shambaugh, Bloomberg
Jack Ma's Libertarian Talk Approaches Red Line: Is Alibaba's founder playing with fire or toeing the line? -- Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg
A Magic Wand for France? -- Anders Åslund, Project Syndicate
Stabilizing the Western Balkans Requires Economic Solutions, Not Just Political Ones -- Courtney Doggart, WPR
Where America Gets Its Electricity -- Justin Fox, Bloomberg