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Trump’s Nineteenth-Century Grand Strategy

When U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to the United Nations General Assembly, he deliberately signalled a definitive break with the internationalist consensus that has guided U.S. grand strategy since World War II… But Trump’s brand of statecraft is not in fact out of step with much of U.S. history. Rather, he is discarding the key tenets of U.S. foreign policy since World War II in favour of an older strain of thinking about the United States’ role in the world.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

India Begins Campaign At United Nations To Isolate Pakistan

India began a campaign to isolate Pakistan at the United Nations, telling the 193-member General Assembly it was time to identify nations who nurture, peddle and export terrorism and isolate them if they don’t join the global fight.

Russia Is Entering A Long And Pointless War

It is worth asking whether Russia achieved the strategic goals that the Russian president announced at the UN. That is: Did Moscow’s unannounced and uncooperative air strikes in any way help lay the foundation for the broadest possible anti-terrorism coalition? Judging by the reaction of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the answer is “no.” What’s more, it did nothing to end Russia’s international isolation.

Read Here – Moscow Times

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