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domingo, 18 de junio de 2017

The lessons of history versus Trump's foreign policy

The lessons of history versus Trump's foreign policy
- After just a few months in office, the Trump administration’s relationships with the country’s closest allies are seriously strained, and our enemies can take heart that radical, alt-right views have now found a home in the Oval Office.
Going back to the end of World War II, leaders from the United States, Canada, and Europe toiled to build the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO – into the strong, united pillar of defense for the free world it is today. As Joseph Stalin moved first to liberate the Nazi-occupied countries of Eastern Europe, then incorporate them into his newly-created Soviet empire, NATO rallied Western democracies in opposing his aggression. In the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had no kind words for NATO. He referred to it as “obsolete” and whined about the financial contributions of fellow members of the organization.