[T]he emergence of a world without institutional space for group dialogue and with governments that act only on the basis of their selfish interests or their leaders’ impulses is not good news.
The global balance of power is changing at an unprecedented rate; chess pieces advancing in a perplexing brain game, where there are those who want to maintain their position at the top as indisputably first, as well as those deliberately changing the scene via the two variables in the eternal equation for power – [Read more]
At the end of his tour of Asia, Trump will appear to be the leader of a marginalized power. At least, that is how Chinese propaganda will exploit it. It won’t be wrong.
Nature abhors a vacuum, so the American disengagement in Asia, as well as on the global stage, leaves the field open to Beijing.
Trump's appearance provides an insight into a dynamic relationship that must repeatedly absorb the shocks of his instinct-driven outbursts.
Trump has proven to be indifferent to the fundamental values that shaped the postwar world, such as the rule of law, democracy, human rights, and open trade.
If Trump actually suspended the agreement, he would bring about more unrest in the Middle East, alienate allies and endanger the political credibility of the U.S. in international relations.