UNITED STATE OF AMNESIA
Are we in for a major realignment because Trump has forgotten who America’s friends are? Almost certainly not. And here’s why.
Aaron David Miller is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served as a State Department Middle East analyst, adviser and negotiator in Republican and Democratic Administrations and is the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President. Follow him on Twitter: @aarondmiller2.
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