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Trump’s Asia Policy Is More Confused Than Ever

Differences among top U.S. officials are complicating policy with the Asia Pacific community.

Elephants in the Room

What Exactly Is the White House Denying About the ‘Trump Mishandled Classified Material’ Story?

It appears they are attempting something much bigger and more difficult: they are claiming the central allegations of the Washington Post story are false.

Shadow Government

Has President Trump Learned to Love the United Nations?

Donald Trump came into office decrying the U.N. and NATO, two organizations he now can't seem to live with out.

Report

Shunning Rule Book, Trump Pursues ‘Art of the Deal’ With China

Experts say 'risky and dangerous' approach could produce results.

Shadow Government

Here’s How Trump’s ‘Axis of Adults’ Weathered the First 100 Days

Amongst the chaos and the tweets, some of the more reassuring steps of the first 100 days of the Donald Trump Presidency were the appointments of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

Shadow Government

Bannon’s Demotion Means the Trump Team Is Learning — Even if Trump Isn’t

We should celebrate H.R. McMaster’s staffing and organizational wins, but whether or not they are superficial remains to be seen.

Voice

There Are No Real ‘Safe Zones’ and There Never Have Been

Recent history shows that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s plan to create “interim zones of stability” in Syria won’t actually help save civilian lives.

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