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President Trump’s continued willingness to deal with autocratic leaders has alarmed human rights activists (WaPo).
- Gell Greenwald posits that President Trump’s cooperation with despotic leaders has parallels in American history (The Intercept).
- But the Editorial Board of the New York Times disagrees, saying that for the most part American presidents have tried to serve as a moral compass and that President Trump has abandoned this commitment.
Given the United States’ large role in funding international aid organizations, a tightening of the wallet would have far-reaching effects, argues Nikki Reisch at Just Security.