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Non-partisan think-tank: ‘Impulsive element to how Trump sees the world’

Latest update : 2017-04-12

By Douglas HERBERT

Does Donald Trump have a foreign policy? If so, does anyone in his own administration know what it is? The answer to both questions is “no”, according to several White House staffers. White House Communications Director, Mike Dubke, has even declared that "there is no Trump doctrine." Trump's lack of ideological coherence has left many scratching their heads, including those watching from this side of the ocean, including Martin Quencez.

Our guest is a fellow in the Paris office of the German Marshall Fund, a non-partsian think-tank that focuses on policy innovation between North America and Europe.
For Martin Quencez indeed, Trump's missile attack on Syria was essentially “an emotional and impulsive response to the chemical attack”,