Trump’s Summit of Futility

(From Slate)

Trump wants to isolate Iran; to do that effectively, he would need the cooperation of its trading partners (actual or potential) in Europe, Russia, and China—and he has angered all of them. He wants to play trade-war games with China; to do that well, he would need to form a common front with Canada and the Europeans—yet he has also slapped tariffs on them.

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