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Trump Continues To Grapple With Foreign Policy Establishment

President Donald Trump will be appointing his fourth National Security Advisor in three years.

Following the resignation of former National Security Advisor John Bolton, experts on foreign policy found themselves recounting President Donald Trump's foreign policy record.  

"There has always been an essential tension between the person of Donald Trump, his instincts on foreign policy and the Washington environment and the Republican party environment." Said Nikolas Gvosdev, Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. "The President ran as a candidate against many aspects of American's role in the world. He was known for questioning the eficacy of the use of american power in the middle east, certainly in Iraq and Afghanastan...And he got to Washington and he came up against a foreign policy establishment that is still committed to America playing an outsized role in the world." 

On this segment of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Gvosdev about the latest news in U.S. foreign policy and how the Trump Administration sees its role outside of its borders.

Guest include:

Nikolas Gvosdev, Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River