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What is Trump's Principled Realism in US Foreign Policy

Rebecca Grant
5/22/2017
We have a Trump Doctrine: Principled realism.  Is it true realism?  Yes and no.  Realism in International Relations theory prioritizes power, and the balance of power, over and above moral and cultural preferences of any individual state.  

Trump buys that but adds more.  Sovereign states observe rules of the road ...

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