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The upshot of Trump's zero foreign policy experience

Former presidents with this weakness used experienced advisers, but the Trump camp is just as inexperienced.

Mr Trump may have to protect his extreme foreign-policy agenda from interference from the state bureaucracy. It is why he has begun appointing his trusted staff to the top White House jobs.

PRESIDENT-elect Donald Trump shares one weakness with former presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W Bush - none of them had much foreign-policy experience when they became president, and each was only partially successful in global diplomacy.

Mr Trump's...

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