The World Order Is Starting to Crack

America’s allies and adversaries are adapting to Donald Trump in ways that can’t easily be reversed.

Foreign Policy
Jul 25, 2018 · 7 min read
An activist prepares a balloon painted to look like planet Earth and decorated with orange hair and eyebrows in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a climate protest prior to a meeting of European Union leaders at the Chancellery on June 29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

By Stewart Patrick

When Donald Trump was first elected U.S. president, foreign observers hoped that he would moderate his more outrageous campaign positions as the practicalities of governing socialized him to…