From the onset of his presidency, Donald Trump has made it clear that cheap, abundant domestic energy derived from fossil fuels would be the crucial factor in his total-mobilization approach to global engagement.
Many of Donald Trump's actions and tweets prior to the release of his national security strategy provided Beijing and Moscow with opportunities to extend their influence and power.
The president's program renders the United States more unpopular and vulnerable to external threats and fans the flames of conflict in the Middle East.
His new national defense strategy shows contradictions in his administration's take on the risks posed by climate change.
The president’s strategy document calls for cooperation with allies, but he has assiduously insulted and alienated most of them.