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One Year In, Senior Trump Officials Highly Selective on Human Rights

Expand Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt January 20, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Senior US officials have made comments on the Middle East recently that reinforce concerns that the Trump administration will largely ignore human rights issues long considered important to US foreign policy. In his January 17 speech at Stanford University, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out the Trump administration’s Syria strategy. Yet he never mentioned US refugee or aid policy – surely integral aspects of any…

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