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The year diplomacy turned on its head

Longstanding allies started trading barbs while historical foes took strolls together

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It now goes without saying that US President Donald Trump is unlike any previous American president.

Still, even the most seasoned Trump watcher might have struggled to predict the kind of impact he would have on global diplomacy this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline The year diplomacy turned on its head. Subscribe