Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly opined that the US should no longer serve as the world’s policeman. He publicly questioned what the US gets out of its military presence in South Korea and Japan, where it plays a strategic role in facing down China and North Korea. He also expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin, and indicated that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are legitimate (to the extent that he’s even acknowledged them).
Many optimists would argue that Trump’s bluster on the campaign trail won’t actually predict how he behaves in office. As they see it, depending on who he …read more
Source: The Conversation