With President-elect Donald Trump just days away from being sworn in as president of the United States of America, many people in America and across the world seek insights into his foreign policy. While we won’t know the exact contours of Trump’s policies, we can glean likely aspects of it from his past actions and statements.Broadly speaking, as Victor Davis Hanson noted, Trump appears to see the world through a Hobbesian lens. This realist view that our world is in fact “nasty, brutish and short” does not mean that Trump won’t aspire to what Abraham Lincoln termed as “the better angels of our nature” in his first inaugural address. It simply means Trump knows our world contains evil people who seek to harm others whether as petty criminals or despots of foreign nations. It also means he understands other foreign leaders are in it to win, just like him.