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Policy goals are one thing. Fulfilling them is another : Trump has come up against a legacy system and may well be marched up a path he doesn't want to take

May 15, 2019 - The Business Times Singapore

It would be difficult to deny that Donald Trump ran for the presidency in 2016 by challenging the foreign policy consensus in Washington, DC - one that has been pursued by all his predecessors, has dominated the thinking on Capitol Hill and in government agencies, and which has brought together Democratic and Republican lawmakers, and liberal and conservative pundits.

That foreign policy consensus reflected a commitment to an internationalist foreign policy agenda and was based on the axi...