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James Carafano on Issues for the Trump Administration

James Carafano on Issues for the Trump Administration


I think there’s lots of voices on both sides, left and right, that understand that the vital interests of the United States include the peace and stability of Western Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and that all three of those are important, all three of those are under stress. The big challenge is this notion that you really do have to kind of keep your eye on multiple balls, and as Asia, Europe and – not that Africa and Latin America are not important and we don’t have interest there – but that you really…If you have to get anything right you have to focus on peace and stability in these three regions and do them equally well. And they each bring their own set of challenges that have to be dealt with on their own own terms. You’re not gonna be able to sit down and say, “Let’s do a Yalta 2” with somebody, or divided up responsibilities here. Each region has to be dealt with in its own way. And even with powers that have multiple interests in multiple regions, you may deal with them in one region with one set of issues, and in another region on a different set of issues.

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