Kenneth Yalowitz served as U.S. ambassador to Belarus and Georgia.
Georgia represents a key test on the possibilities of reform in the former Soviet space.
Trump seems to be circling the wagons and eliminating alternative points of view among his closest advisors.
America will be less prosperous and less secure if the current dramatic slide in its image is not halted, and if the authoritarian offensive is not effectively countered.
Imagine a foreign-policy crisis in which the president must rally U.S. allies. Will they listen?
Could Russia's defenisve measures and other geopolitical tensions negatively impact the Arctic Council's cooperative efforts?
Domestic divisions and propaganda offensives undermine U.S. interests.
Trump should look at the world carefully before stirring the pot.
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