Infamous warhawk Paul Wolfowitz has heaped praise on President Donald Trump’s recent military action in Syria, as well as engaged top Trump administrators via email regarding future engagement in the Middle East. Are we seeing the resurgence of the “Wolfowitz doctrine”?
Powerful forces are arrayed against any significant changes that President Trump may try to make in foreign policy, a dilemma made worse by his own ineptness and staffing troubles.
President Trump’s emerging foreign policy is one of contradictions and chaos, caught up in a combination of old establishment orthodoxies and some fresh recognition of reality but without any strong strategic thinker capable of separating one from the other and leading the administration in a thoughtful direction. The examples