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US 'muddling through' in search of a doctrine

Its presidents have been unable to come up with a coherent foreign policy doctrine since the Cold War to replace the one that was pursued during confrontation with the Soviet Union

Mr Trump is realising there are no easy answers to the threat of a nuclear North Korea, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict or the many other problems afflicting the world.


IT always seems to happen a few months after a new American president takes office and as he responds to international crises and delivers addresses that outline his views on global affairs. Pundits in Washington and other world capitals start debating whether the new White...

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