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Trump must abandon Trumpism to prevail in a new cold war

US president's brash unilateralism alienates the allies he needs to win against China

| North America

As the likelihood of a Sino-American cold war rises with hostile rhetoric, an expanding trade conflict, and growing risks of military confrontation, it is vital to ask whether President Donald Trump's team has formulated a winning strategy.

Washington's actions since Trump's inauguration have left little doubt that he is working hard to turn his "America First" rhetoric into an actual foreign policy, focused on the assertion of hard power, unilateralism, and disdain for international agreements even at the cost of damaging U.S. credibility.

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