US President Donald J. Trump marks his first year in the White House on January 20. We take a look at some key US policies before Trump took office, what he has said and done on these issues, and how, if at all, US policy has changed.

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This article is part of a series that reflects on the first year of the Trump administration.

Between ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for many countries, the Trump administration has worked to curb unauthorized immigration and send thousands of Latin Americans back to their countries of origin, undermining his own foreign policy.

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This article is part of a series that reflects on the first year of the Trump administration.

In 2017, US President Donald J. Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and began renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Although NAFTA needs to be updated to better fit our 21st century economy, we can’t forget the positive effect it has had on American wages, employment levels, and the quality of jobs.

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This article is part of a series that reflects on one year of the Trump administration.

US President Donald J. Trump scaled back the Obama-era rapprochement with Cuba, placing restrictions on US travel to Cuba and business with Cuban entities linked to military, security, and intelligence agencies; recalling US diplomats from Havana; and expelling many Cuban diplomats from the United States.

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This article is part of a series that reflects on one year of the Trump administration.

The United States has ramped up sanctions on the Venezuelan regime, including Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

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This article is part of a series that reflects on the first year of the Trump administration.

US President Donald J. Trump started off 2018 with a tweet blasting Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists. Days later, the Trump administration cut off what is expected to be $1.3 billion in annual security aid to Pakistan. It is betting that this strategy will lead Pakistan to get tough with all terrorists on its soil. Will it?

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This article is part of a series reflecting on the first year of the Trump administration.

US President Donald J. Trump has threatened to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal unless the United States’ European allies and the US Congress do not fix what he believes to be a “disastrously flawed” agreement.

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This article is part of a series that reflects on the first year of the Trump administration.

US President Donald J. Trump reversed former President Barack Obama’s policy to pull US troops out of Afghanistan.

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This article is part of a series reflecting on the first year of the Trump administration. 

North Korea’s march toward a nuclear weapon presented US President Donald J. Trump with his first international crisis. Though difficult to see against the backdrop of missile tests and inflammatory rhetoric, Trump’s approach to the situation has maintained a significant degree of continuity with the policies of his predecessors. He has been unconventional and unforgiving in many ways, but has taken a policy stance which conveys US expectations and is geared toward a check on North Korean nuclear ambitions. The success of that policy remains uncertain.

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This article is part of a series that reflects on the first year of the Trump administration.

As a candidate and president-elect, Donald Trump spoke constantly about the need to improve relations with Russia.  He also spoke positively about Russian President Vladimir Putin.  During Trump’s first weeks in office, his administration began to look seriously at reviewing and perhaps easing, if not lifting, sanctions on Russia related to Moscow’s war in Donbas and its interference in the US presidential election. So, there were clear expectations that Trump might adopt a softer Russia policy than former US President Barack Obama.

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