For eight years, many of President Obama’s critics denounced what they saw as excessive caution in dealing with foreign governments.
No need to worry about that anymore.
President-elect Donald Trump has already begun obliterating the current administration’s “no drama” approach. He sees unpredictability as a valuable tool, which keeps adversaries off-guard, softening them up to cut good deals.
Many foreign affairs veterans from across party lines see danger ahead.
Trump’s view is born of his disdain for Washington’s expert class and his career in real estate, where a psychological edge can be...