How Congress can grow its foreign policy capacity
President Donald Trump has seemingly upended the U.S. national security establishment in ways perhaps unprecedented in American history. The past 24 months have witnessed the United States withdrawing from the great power agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, the public questioning of continued American participation in NATO,1 the abandonment of the Paris Accords,2 the move of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,3 an extended détente with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,4 and the president’s dissent from the U.S. intelligence community’s recent global terrorism threat assessment. Within his first two years in office, President Trump also fired his original secretaries of state and defense, as well as two national security advisors for good measure.
Press release: R Street Shorts No. 69: How Congress Can Grow Its Foreign Policy Capacity