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This brief analyses US President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy in 2020, to examine the extent to which he succeeded in re-imagining America’s role in the world.
Donald Trump would throw everything he could to stay in the White House, even if it means hidding quid pro quos to broker peace between enemy states, so he could present himself as a peacemaker in the Middle East.
‘Beta testing’ of bold ideas is rare in foreign affairs, but the UAE and Bahrain have provided just such a test case for the Saudis in their own push to normalise relations with Israel.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates weren’t at war, so their new deal is not really a peace accord. Nor does it satisfy the Palestinians, who need Arab nations to support their drive for statehood.
How the failures of the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty set the stage for today’s anti-racist uprisings.7 min read
The racism that is now the target of protest across the globe is rooted in the decisions made 100 years ago by white men from powerful countries who believed maintaining their dominance was more important than seeking peace through justice.
Biden’s long foreign-policy record signals how he’ll reverse Trump, rebuild old alliances and lead the pandemic response.6 min read
How would Joe Biden engage a world upended by Trump? A diplomacy expert explains what Biden’s history says about his foreign policy priorities.