James Carafano: Israel-UAE-Bahrain arrangements show why Trump was chosen for Nobel Peace Reward

James Carafano: Israel-UAE-Bahrain arrangements show why Trump was chosen for Nobel Peace Reward

President Trump’s unorthodox method to diplomacy has actually settled. While his critics in the house would never ever admit it, not everyone turns a blind eye to his achievements. For two years running, foreign lawmakers have nominated the president of the United States for the Nobel Peace Reward.

When pundits discuss what makes the president a non-traditional statesman, they typically get it all wrong. They focus on the superficial: the turbulent tweeting; the blunt, unrestrained talk; and the cast of characters he has actually put together and discarded to direct foreign policy.

There is a big distinction, however, between characteristics and character.

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Attributes– such as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s thriving rhetoric, President Dwight Eisenhower’s fondness for grandfather sweatshirts, President John F. Kennedy’s youthful vitality, or Trump’s fondness for social media salvos– are not, in the end, excellent drivers of statecraft.

Statecraft has to do with character– the underlying attributes that drive a leader to act.

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President Trump’s character has a number of identifying functions that make him a special statesman. For beginners, he has the guts to challenge traditional wisdom. It’s a characteristic that is abnormally important right now, as the world has entered an age of great-power competitors in which the old, post-Cold War rules might not use.

Think about the president’s policies for the Middle East, the region in which his accomplishments have actually been most extraordinary. For decades, the traditional thinking had been that all diplomatic development there hinged on brokering a lasting peace arrangement in between the Palestinians and Israel. All other Middle East diplomacy needed to wait until that pact was in the bank.

The president, nevertheless, turned down the concept that the Palestinians should get a veto over everything. And he was right. On Tuesday the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain devoted to normalizing relations with Israel. More countries will follow.

Nor is Trump reckless, as his political opponents compete. His judgments look more risk-informed than risky. For instance, his impulses were to preemptively withdraw from locations like Syria and Afghanistan. He accepted that conditions on the ground made these courses too destabilizing to follow right away.

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Rather, Trump adopted more prudent techniques that continue to secure U.S. interests and support our pals.

On the other hand, when the establishment inner circle of Middle East specialists argued that certain strong actions– such as moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, or eliminating Quds Force Leader Qasem Soleimani– would “set the Arab street afire,” Trump was wise sufficient to challenge them.

Finally, the president has the determination and perseverance to follow through. When Trump states he wants to end “endless wars,” that is what he implies. He is willing to stay with it till he does the job. The U.S. is still partnering for peace in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and pressing back against Iran.

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No wonder countries have pertained to the table and dealt with the U.S. to reach peace treaty that numerous have argued were difficult. Trump has actually brought a seriousness of dedication to the table, and that counts for much more than glib talk and suave diplomatic temperament.

It really doesn’t matter if Trump is granted a Nobel Peace Reward or not. What matters is that he has actually demonstrated the type of statesmanship that brings real peace without compromise and protects the essential national interests and security of all Americans. The winners are the American people

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