How the policy line of the U.S. president became the main disappointment of the year.
[T]he U.S. isn’t going to retreat and give up its hegemony ... it appears it's set its sights on creating a military alliance of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to contain China.
[T]his is a president in reverse gear. But as he rolls backward without the rearview mirror of experience, he could run over anything.
Latin America in general, and South America in particular, are not areas that Washington is especially interested in.
Other than shaking his fist almost daily at North Korea and Iran, it doesn't seem like the U.S. president is in the process of forming 'definitive' foreign policy initiatives.
He likes to take credit for successes but to blame failures on others. So just in case the military actions would be a failure, he is outsourcing the actual decisions to the military.
Besides, the Kremlin sees the U.S. threat as bluff, given the still raging debate in Washington on whether the U.S. really needs to get into another proxy war with Russia, having just lost the one in Syria.