Is Trump’s foreign policy emergent?

Source: Niskanen Center
by Matthew Fay

“Donald Trump recently marked the hundredth day of his presidency. And while the forty-fifth president is right about the arbitrary nature of that date, it does provide a useful point to assess how the early stages of a new administration are playing out. As such, a cottage industry has sprung up over the past several weeks to provide a variety of assessments of Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office to date. Ionut Popescu, a political scientist and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, recently provided an entry in this genre with an essay at War on the Rocks. Popescu argues that reversals President Trump has made on a number of foreign policy positions demonstrate that he is following an ’emergent’ decision-making model he used in the business world.” (05/10/17)