recent action on Syria, North Korea and Iran, Trump is proving to be a master at
hard power but a soft power weakling, argues Matthew Bondy.
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Matthew Bondy is a freelance writer and columnist based in Kitchener, Ontario. A regular contributor to OpenCanada, he's also contributed to ForeignPolicy.com and the National Post. He earned bachelors and masters degrees in political science from the University of Waterloo.
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