The good news is that Trump seems to be finally realizing that foreign policy isn't a walk in the park. The bad news is that he is still behind on the learning curve. There may not be time for him to get up to speed fast enough to keep the US from having a situation blow up in our face. First on the list is, of course, Syria: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/04/14/breaking-news/russia-iran-and-syria-issue-warning-to-u-s/ Predictably Russia, Iran, and Syria are upset with the Trump team; maybe Russia most of all. And the Americans aren't the only ones they are peeved with. Russia is reportedly furious with Assad, and some predict that the skids are already greased for him to be out when the time is convenient:
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/russia-us-chemical-weapons-attack-assad-putin-tillerson.html I am not under the illusion that the Russian commitment to Assad is anything but self-serving. The question is, what is their ultimate end-game, besides asserting their sphere of influence?
The other hotspot is North Korea. Trump has cooled his rhetoric about China's currency manipulation, hinting that their cooperation on the matter of N. Korea's increasingly aggressive stance regarding nuclear weapons is more important right now. The Chinese have their own position on N. Korea: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/04/14/breaking-news/chinese-foreign-minister-no-winners-if-korea-war-breaks-out/ Of course North Korea is deflecting blame to the US: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/04/13/breaking-news/n-korean-official-blames-trump-for-regions-vicious-cycle/
We live in interesting times.