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Interpreting Trump's chaotic foreign policy

A good example would be the US's inconsistent policy on the Middle East, especially on Syria

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Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar (right) and US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Joseph Dunford at their meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Both met to discuss the situation in northern Syria following the US decision to withdraw its troops from there.

MOST observers of US foreign policy-making recognise that a decision made by the White House to, say, impose sanctions on a certain government or to deploy troops to another country is an outcome of a long and exhausting process, involving many players in Washington, including the president's

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