There is some method to the madness of Trump’s Middle East debut

Love him or loath him, Donald Trump is now formally the actor with the most control over US foreign policy. But one man cannot conceive and control every aspect of America’s overseas strategy, particularly not a novice to government with a packed domestic agenda and Twitter wars to fight. Trump’s debut on the international scene triggered mass consternation over his half-baked 27 January ‘Muslim ban’, which blocked entry into the US for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Reports of tetchy exchanges with his counterparts from Mexico and Australia provoked further consternation about the volatile rookie president.

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