January 16, 2018

Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: BBC News

Journalist Barbara Plett Usher

The world has become a more uncertain place since US President Donald Trump issued his "America First" decree in the dark and dystopian language that so alarmed allies and intrigued adversaries. But has it become more dangerous?

Not if you look at what's actually happened.

President Trump may have stoked fears and churned up chaos with his erratic and volatile Twitter feed. But he has not torpedoed the alliances he has questioned.

He hasn't started any new wars and, by and large, he's followed the script of his predecessor, Barack Obama, for the old ones.

So, while he may have shaken things up, he hasn't blown anything up.

But has this unorthodox commander-in-chief edged us closer to some sort of global crisis?

Here are my takeaways.

Read the full article here.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...