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Trump's failing foreign and trade policy revolution

What was initially billed as a potential neo-isolationist doctrine has proven much less coherent in practice.

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Mr Trump's political window of opportunity to put an enduring stamp on US foreign policy is narrowing. His ad hoc style of governing, which regularly exposes lack of knowledge of international issues, risks even greater confusion and incoherence.

DONALD Trump makes his second state-of-the-union speech on Tuesday amidst growing focus on his foreign and trade policy. Two years into office, the president's address comes at a time when his promised dramatic new "America first" aspirations appears confused and threadbare.

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