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The Art of Foreign Policy: Questions Build as Trump Policy Remains Unclear

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United Nations General Assembly Hall in the UN Headquarters, New York, NY.

The names are flying fast and furious around the transition team for the incoming Trump administration. The team itself has seen names come and go already, and potential cabinet picks are being vetted both privately and in the media.

Foreign affairs under a Donald Trump presidency make for intriguing storylines, many of which are on the radar of our foreign policy contributor, Art Cyr.

"A wild card is exactly the right term and metaphoric imagery. He was a wild card contender for president, both within the Republican party and nationally, and it's certainly true in international relations. He will represent a change," says Cyr. 

It seems most policy analysts are unsure of the kind of change this administration will bring, but Cyr says that seems to be par for the course with Trump. "I don't think we should feel too badly about that, because I'm confident he doesn't really know," he continues. "He's getting a very rapid education." 

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Arthur I. Cyr is Director of the Clausen Center for World Business and Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College in Kenosha. Previously he was President of the Chicago World Trade Center, the Vice President of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, a faculty member and executive at UCLA, and an executive at the Ford Foundation. His publications include the book After the Cold War - American Foreign Policy, Europe and Asia (Macmillan and NYU Press).