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Interpreting Trump's chaotic foreign policy : A good example would be the US's inconsistent policy on the Middle East, especially on Syria

Jan 10, 2019 - The Business Times Singapore

MOST observers of US foreign policy-making recognise that a decision made by the White House to, say, impose sanctions on a certain government or to deploy troops to another country is an outcome of a long and exhausting process, involving many players in Washington, including the president's advisers, members of the bureaucracy, Congress, interest groups and the media.

Hence, when the process starts, usually in response to developments abroad, no clear consensus exists among administrati...