Trump could take a number of steps in his first 100 days to align himself with his predecessors and American foreign policy traditions.
The abominable humanitarian crisis in Aleppo demands that the United States and its allies finally take real action against the Syrian and Russian governments.
Democracy is the best foundation for global peace, stable and secure societies, and open markets, and supporting democracy is both in the interest of the United States, and consistent with American values and decades-old commitments.
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is a professor in the practice of international relations at Georgetown University and the chair for the global politics and security concentration in the master of science in foreign service program. She is the chair of the board of directors of the International Justice Mission. She served for ten years in the United States Department of State, working on democracy promotion, human rights, human trafficking, religious freedom, refugees, and counterterrorism. The views are hers and not those of these organizations.