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Ambassador Robert Blackwill publishes CFR report, “Trump's Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem”

April 15, 2019

Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar Robert D. Blackwill published a Council Special Report for the Council on Foreign Relations, “Trump's Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem” assessing the Trump Administration’s foreign policy — including the United States’ ties with allies, relations with China and Russia, and policies toward the Middle East, North Korea, Venezuela, trade, and climate change—halfway through the president’s first term.
Looking beyond the headlines, the report seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Administration’s individual policies and assigns letter grades based on how each policy serves American interests, concluding with a net assessment of the overall quality of the Administration’s foreign policy. Blackwill argues that some of the president’s foreign policies are substantially better than his opponents assert.