Understanding Trumpism: the New President's Foreign Policy

  title={Understanding Trumpism: the New President's Foreign Policy},
  author={J. Thompson},
  journal={SIRIUS - Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Strategische Analysen},
  pages={1 - 6}
  • J. Thompson
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • SIRIUS - Zeitschrift für Strategische Analysen
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  • Political Science
  • European Journal of International Security
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