Trump and World Leaders — Randomness or Strategic Ambiguity?

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The pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage attends a Trump rally in Mississippi in August, 2016.

Trump has recently incited controversy by breaking a decades-long official silence between American and Taiwanese heads of state. He also told Pakistan's Prime Minister, "You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way." Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), discusses these recent conversations with foreign leaders and what kind of foreign policy Trump might (or might not) be planning.