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Win or Lose, Trump’s Changed the Middle East

From left: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and President Donald Trump, place their hands on an illuminated globe in Riyadh on May 21, 2017.

From left: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and President Donald Trump, place their hands on an illuminated globe in Riyadh on May 21, 2017.

Photographer: Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s foreign policy has often appeared chaotic, with abrupt changes of course and big plans that never materialized. But it has had a material effect.

Take the Middle East.