Magazine April 3, 2017, Issue

Russia, Europe, and the West

(Trump: Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg; Putin: Alexei NikolskyTass via Getty Images)
In defense of President Trump’s emerging foreign policy

It seems an odd classification, but U.S. foreign policy, especially its policy towards Russia, is now filed in media and government under a new subsection on elite attitudes towards President Trump. Analyses of President Putin’s character, questions of whom we should fight (both with and against) in Iraq and Syria, whether Washington should rebuild or further scale down America’s nuclear armory, U.S. relations with the Muslim world, what attitude the U.S. should take towards the various unraveling crises in Europe, and whether Israel should be treated as a favored ally or a pariah (an especially ticklish question if Bibi Netanyahu

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

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