The national conventions finished amidst historic domestic unrest, while Donald Trump and Joe Biden presented their starkly contrasted plans to address the crises facing the United States. However, the differences on race relations and the protests are not the only differences between the candidates. Their foreign policy views could not be more dissimilar.
Trump touts his America first strategy in the reversal of the interventionist policy pursued by his predecessors, particularly George Bush and Barack Obama. Critics call the strategy neoisolationism and warn us that it could have detrimental effects on the country. In his remarks for the Republican convention, Trump drew a sharp line between his foreign policy with that of previous administrations, portraying himself as an outsider who places the interests of the United States at the top for his national agenda.
Trump could point to some foreign policy achievements for his first term, such as success in brokering a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. But more often than not, the hallmark of his foreign policy has been all its unpredictability, which has undermined confidence in our abilities and jeopardized our important national security objectives.
Judith Miller is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and Fox News contributor.
Douglas Schoen is a political consultant who served as campaign adviser to Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg.
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