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Trump's travel ban expansion is an unexpected win - for China; It will push targeted countries further into Beijing's sphere of influence and further from democracy.

Feb 01, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Charles Dunst is a journalist and master's candidate in international relations at the London School of Economics.

In January 2017, President Trump issued his initial travel ban, closing U.S. borders to refugees from around the world and barring entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries. After additions and Supreme Court challenges, the ban came to restrict entry of some citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea. (Chad was added and t...