Like presidents before him, Donald Trump confronts a volatile Middle East and has made delivering Middle East "peace" a cornerstone of his foreign policy. Trump is, however, often at odds with the policies of the US State Department, the US military establishment and even his own appointees. He also seems to be conducting foreign policy by 280-character tweets. The goal of peace in the Middle East appears to be receding ever further into the distance.
However unconventional it looks, does Trumpian foreign policy have a logic and coherence? How different is it from that of his predecessors? Can it affect, in the American interest, the forces already reshaping the Middle East in profound ways?