US president Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office were not marked by the early victories he had promised. The courts blocked the implementation of his ban on immigrants from seven largely Muslim countries in February. His administration then suffered a block when leaks reported that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had spoken to Russia’s ambassador about US sanctions before he took office. The Logan Act forbids such discussions between foreign governments and private citizens, but the Trump team said Flynn was forced to resign after losing Trump’s trust and lying to vice-president Mike Pence about the talks. Trump won the November 2016 election based on his bold claims about what he would do in office. He has tried to follow through on some things, but not on others. He has already pulled back from starting a trade war with China and removed the prospect of Washington recognising the sovereignty of Taiwan from the table. In February, however, he floated the idea that the US would not back a two-state solution to the Israel-palestine conflict, which angered allies in the Middle East and raised doubts about whether the Trump government will make any more progress on the issue than its predecessors.