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A Playbook for Taming Donald Trump

| Aug. 13, 2018

Four strategies that other countries can use to deal with a suddenly unpredictable superpower.

Politicians, pundits, and plenty of regular citizens love to argue about U.S. foreign policy. These discussions usually revolve around the question of what the United States should do with its extraordinary power and the influence it still enjoys around the world. Should the goal be "America First?" To be the "Indispensable Nation?" or a "Reluctant Sheriff?" How about being an "offshore balancer?" Something else entirely?

Asking what the United States should do with its power is important, but so is the flip side: What should other states do about U.S. power?...

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For Academic Citation: Walt, Stephen M.“A Playbook for Taming Donald Trump.” Foreign Policy, August 13, 2018.

The Author

Stephen Walt