These beginnings of presidentships are really difficult, so much to convey and so much at stake. I do not prescribe anything, but I do try to make the shift from one presidentship as smooth as possible.
Now, there are basically two guys that are interested in the international politics in the Trump administration, as far as I can surmise from the outside.
Mr. Kushner and Mr. Bannon. After doing a little research on Kushner and knowing where Mr. Bannon comes from. These are my advise.
First of all, it is about the complexity of the operation. Barack and I made most of the decisions between the two of us. That was both good and bad. Good because it made a lot of consistency, and allowed us a very complicated and successful strategy that has spanned decades, and is still the basis we are working with. Bad in the sense, that it has been, mostly, unknown outside a very, very limited group of top brass.
This gave me a lot of problems when Kerry took over. He tried to do the usual Clintonesque Israel Palestine peace process, and failed. Because he did not understand what Barack and I had been up to.
If Mr. Kushner wish to avoid the mistake Mr. Kerry did, please I am here, just call me, contact me, anything, I will help.
It seems to me, that the two advisers are not that happy with each other. This is probably due to different views. I believe though, that these differences can be overcome, if both parties study the lay of the land a little more.
The fight against ISIS is linked to the peace process of the Middle East. In fact I started all the focus on ISIS with the help of Mr. Netanyahu. The point is, there are some bad guys in the Middle East, and they are ISIS. In order to make peace with all the other parties, we just need to line up in this fight. A common enemy creates a bond.
Honesty, I am a little surprised to say that I actually like both Mr. Kushner and Mr. Bannon. Both leading characters in their field. Mr. Bannon a hardcore conservative liberalist of the anti Islamist lately anti Muslim mould. In fact, I disagree with the view that all muslims are evil, but we came from the same mould of islamcritics. He is a good guy. And Mr. Kushner the best of Judaism, intelligent, honest, religious, gentle but with a fighter inside.
Good men both.
I think it is a matter of understanding the strategic choices, and truly listen to Mr. Trump, because he had it right in the first place.
Good luck guys, I will try to help you the best I can.
G-d bless the United States of America, may he live for another hundred years.