Three Pillars of Trump: The State Department
The State Department ends Trump’s first year less resourced and less empowered. What does this mean for the way US foreign policy is run?
What is happening to American diplomacy? It is the job of the State Department to explain to the world what America stands for, and manage the nuts and bolts of its international relations. But President Trump is uninterested in the diplomatic arts; he has proposed drastic cuts to the department and tweets foreign policy pronouncements seemingly on a whim. What does this mean for the way US foreign policy is run, and for American influence in the world?