On foreign policy, in particular, Washington cautioned against adopting “through passion what reason would reject.”
The friendly contours of the post–Cold War system have given way to a darker and more challenging environment.
Thus far, he has focused too much on the sticks and too little on speaking softly.
Responding quickly to modern war requires agile and rapid decisionmaking.
What the U.S. foreign-policy elite and its allies abroad call the liberal world order is nothing more than the contemporary American bloc, like the “Free World” of the Cold War.
America is learning that coercive regime change doesn't work, especially when dealing with North Korea, China and Russia.
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