Trump’s foreign policy gamble

Opinion focus: The president’s belligerence to Tehran has strengthened hardliners in Iran and emboldened North Korea, while relations with Turkey have plunged to new lows. Where is he taking the US? Here’s the best of this week’s comment and analysis

The US president is engaging in diplomatic vandalism

Pyongyang will see a failure of the nuclear deal as proof the US cannot be trusted

Americans must treat Turkey as the country it is, not the one they wish it to be

The president is withdrawing the US from a responsible global role

This is no minor dispute but an unprecedented rift between Nato allies

Are the policies touted on the campaign trail losing their appeal?

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From Albion M Urdank, University of California, US