Demonstrators tug at a mask of President Donald Trump at an anti-US rally in Iran on May 10. Whether it is Iran, North Korea, Venezuela or China, Trump has failed to solve the knottiest US foreign policy dilemmas with the sheer force of his deal-making savvy or charisma. Photo: EPA-EFE
Rob York
Opinion

Opinion

Rob York

From North Korea to Iran and the trade war with China, rival countries have started calling Trump’s bluff

  • Donald Trump got elected promising he could solve disputes in the US’ favour without repeating the Iraq mistake or sacrificing the economy. One by one, other countries have realised he does not have a backup plan when the bluffing fails

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Demonstrators tug at a mask of President Donald Trump at an anti-US rally in Iran on May 10. Whether it is Iran, North Korea, Venezuela or China, Trump has failed to solve the knottiest US foreign policy dilemmas with the sheer force of his deal-making savvy or charisma. Photo: EPA-EFE
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