Trumpism in Foreign Policy Is Here to Stay

U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest in Bost Kalay, Afghanistan, March 17, 2018. (Sergeant Sean J. Berry/USMC)
Americans are souring on military interventions, policies that empower China, and post–Cold War doctrines.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I s the future of Republican foreign policy Trumpian? Matthew Kroenig, deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, thinks that Trumpism will not define the future of foreign policy. Kroenig is writing primarily to push back against a narrative he sees among foreign-policy professionals and commentators here and abroad that the Republican Party is permanently changed, becoming “a more isolationist GOP — one that is skeptical of free trade and international institutions, indifferent to democracy and traditional allies, and solicitous toward dictators, such as Russian president Vladimir Putin.”

Where Kroenig is indisputably correct in his analysis is in recognizing

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