foreign policy

Will Trump's Greatest Triumphs Be in Foreign Policy?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump may have received setbacks by proxy at the ballot boxes in New Jersey and Virginia, but in the realm of foreign policy he is achieving signal success.  Who knew this would be the area of his greatest accomplishments, the area where he appeared to have no prior experience whatsoever?

Trump Makes The DC Establishment Crazier Every Day

So, who’s crazy? President Trump, who is trying to undo the national security disasters shady Senator Bob Corker facilitated on behalf of Barack Obama, or establishment Republicans, like Michael Gerson, who take the side of the shady Senator from Tennessee?

Steve Bannon Isn’t Going Away

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal

Leveraging the Breitbart media empire and his own star power, Mr. Bannon seeks to play the role of a latter-day Paul Revere, riding through cyberspace to warn the American people that the Chinese are coming. The goal is to create conditions for a new domestic political alignment and a fundamental shift in American strategy abroad.

Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In some sense, Trump has never squared the circle of proclaiming that he wanted to punish our enemies while also staying out of the business of others. Being dedicated to both agendas is a hard thing to do — a dilemma that explains why conservative foreign-policy labels mean little if anything these days.

Trump, the West, and the Left

William Murchison, The American Spectator

The contention is, we have to get past the West, and past, in particular, political leaders who think enough of the West to praise it. A revolutionary situation, you could call this, wherein the talkative class calls for the overhaul of America in the name of putting down Donald Trump. You don’t have to adore our frequently unadorable president to see how the political battle lines are shaping up.

The Trump Doctrine is easy to understand -- Just look at his background

Harry J. Kazianis, Fox News

The simple fact is this: you don’t need a Ph.D. from Yale or Cambridge to understand Trump’s vision for America’s place in the world—you just need to take the time to study his background. He doesn’t care about your foreign policy schools of thoughts, deep historical perspective or game-theory workshops. He just wants the best “deals” for America. Period. End of story.

Trump and Putin Finally Meet: Is Reconciliation in the Air?

Washington needs to restore a working relationship with Moscow on multiple issues. That doesn’t mean trusting Vladimir Putin. It does mean making policy in accord with the way the world is, not the way we wish it was.

Trump Joins Churchill And Reagan With Warsaw Speech

Communism and Nazism were stymied in the 20th century by Churchill and Reagan, and when President Trump said, “every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life,” the Warsaw speech made clear that, after eight years of appeasement by Barack Obama, the enemies of liberty will be opposed in the 21st century by Donald Trump.

The Forever War?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Terrorist attacks in the West grow in number and lethality every year. The new normal. Now, second-generation Muslims within Europe seem to be converting to a violent version of Islam. To fight them, we are being forced to circumscribe our sovereignty and empower police and intelligence agencies of which free men were once taught to be wary.

How Hillary Clinton Killed 22 Kids In The Manchester Concert Bombing

Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated the bomb that killed 22 at the Manchester concert and maimed dozens more, however, in creating an ungoverned space in Libya and Syria and, loosing Islamism from the suppression of secularists like Muamar Gaddafi and Bashar al-Assad, Hillary Clinton is just as guilty of the deaths.

Abroad, Trump acts like a competent, conventional president

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

My tentative conclusion is that Trump is more of a conventional president than he promised or than his critics fear. His early-morning tweets are unnerving; his propensity for unrehearsed ad libs is potentially dangerous; his taste in interior decoration is appalling. Now the question is whether Trump, after acting like a president abroad, can start doing so at home.

Obama Holdovers Successfully Sabotaging Trump's War Against ISIS

Until President Trump rids himself of those officials and advisers who do not share his foreign policy goals the internal coup against him will continue to the detriment of our war with the Islamic State and the broader success of his administration.

South Korea Elects the Anti-Trump: Whither the Washington-Seoul Alliance?

The policies of newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in vary sharply from those of the Trump administration. Many of Moon’s proposals would undercut, even obstruct, Washington’s objectives.

What Is America's Goal in the World?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Since 1991, we have lost our global preeminence, quadrupled our national debt, and gotten ourselves mired in five Mideast wars, with the neocons clamoring for a sixth, with Iran. With the New World Order and global democracy having been abandoned as America’s great goals, what is the new goal of U.S. foreign policy? What is the strategy to achieve it? Does anyone know?

The Trump Administration’s Human Rights Conundrum

Washington obviously can do little to “fix” any of these nations. But America could at least affirm the principle that governments should protect their people’s lives and dignity.

The Rise of the Generals

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Before President Trump proceeds along the path laid out for him by his generals, brave and patriotic men that they are, he should discover if any of them opposed any of the idiotic wars of the last 15 years, beginning with that greatest of strategic blunders—George Bush’s invasion of Iraq.

A Trump Alliance Strategy

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

The Mattis-McMaster foreign policy taking shape looks like a flexible strategy born of military experience in fast, fluid circumstances—our world. It is based on both formal and mobile alliances with partners willing to use diplomatic, financial, political and, if necessary, military pressure to establish stable outcomes. The word “abandon” doesn’t fit here.

Trump Won’t Be Punked By Foreign Dirtbags Like Obama Was

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

It’s again clear that if you are thinking about getting uppity with the U.S. of A, you are rolling the dice. Of course, the liberals whine, which is good because the volume of their yelps is a terrific metric for success. The more they cry about it, the better an idea it is. May they weep long and hard, because America has got its feck back.

The Trump Presidency Begins

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

We have arrived in the foothills of the Trump presidency, and warnings no doubt abound. Not least is the Republican obsession with the sport of cliff-diving over dry land. What’s important is that a presidency that was almost too much fun has taken a turn for the serious.