A History of U.S. Foreign Affairs in Which Grandiose Ambitions Trump Realism


January 2, 2017

A History of U.S. Foreign Affairs in Which Grandiose Ambitions Trump Realism

5 thoughts on “A History of U.S. Foreign Affairs in Which Grandiose Ambitions Trump Realism

  1. There is no telling what Trump will do once he is in the Oval Office, or how much of his campaign rhetoric was empty talk. But his erratic behavior since the election and the alt-right cabinet he has assembled over the past month indicates that he will be every bit as reactionary, demagogic and impulsive as he was on the campaign trail.

    That Trump signaled an end to the Obama-Clinton policy of seeing how close they could come to provoking a nuclear war with Russia was positive, but if, instead, he attempts to use the same strategy, mutatis mutandi, against China, then nothing has been won, and everything may be lost. We are in for a wild ride….

  2. It is quite clear that Trump will seek to get along with Russia and lessen the importance of Nato in the hope of building some sort of stronger relation and common ideology against for example China, Iran and North Korea. If Putin respond positively to Trump’s concession, then it may be his lasting legacy that will change global politics. But if Putin respond is crude and gives political ammunition to his enemies in Congress, then Trump term will not last more than a term and a historic opportunity would have been lost.

  3. China is a big buyer of US Treasury bonds, in other words, helping
    to fund US fiscal deficits.
    Yet this guy Trump wants to raise tensions with China !

  4. They will do exactly what they did in 2008 when the biggest no no in economics was introduced -Quantitative Easing. They did not float bonds they just used their perceived financial power to create new money to overcome financial problems.

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