Will 8th Nov 2016 go down in the USA History as the most significant date, when America post-cold-war International Relation models suffered an irreversible crash? 8th Nov 2016, being the day Donald J. Trump was elected as American 45th President, using the Slogan “Make America Great Again”. Political philosophers worldwide will be examining the International Relation theory paradigm, norm and values and scrutinising how Trump’s ideology and practice (Protectionism & Nationalism) will impact on these beliefs.
Owing to the recent facts cited by Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Centre. She argued that “Donald Trump was elected because he has no military or political experience and does not recognise the political norms”. The absent of state credentials gave him the popularism amongst the disenfranchised communities that believe that the established political elites needs to be thought a lesson or two. For pursuing policies that have little and/or no positive impacts on their livelihoods. This lesson may prove too costly overall for the US International Relation that the past American presidents have taken years to develop. As the surge more, Marxist International Relation theory is now evidently being exhibited by the so-called disenfranchised voters.
Up until President Trump’s administration, his predecessors ensure US is one of signatory to TPP, Paris Climate Change Accord, Iranian Unclear deal, and normalising relationship with Cuba. For a while its seem like the world most advance communities are beginning to work in one accord. Akin to the American folk hero, Henry Ford thinking on International Relation. Henry Ford (1863-1947) maintained that “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” For once, Henry Ford rational seem to be working for those 195 Countries Paris Climate Accord and the Five permanent members of the UN security council plus one (P5+ 1) till President Trump Inauguration on the 20th January 2017.
After his Inauguration he has dispensed several presidential memorandums in contrast to his forerunners. One of his first presidential memorandums is the withdrawal from TPP, which was issued on the 23rd January 2017. For the withdrawal of the United State from being one of the signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement, in favour of bi-lateral one-on-one deals, consequently, seeking economic dominant, as Marxist International Relation theory illustrates it, these are some of the factors that brings about change in the world.
Similarly, the withdraw of US as a signatory to the 195 Countries Paris Climate Accord, which was agreed in December 2015, regarding the reduction carbon emission. This Accord is a unique global strategy to put the world on track to avoid treacherous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C”. Again, in June 2017, Trump announced US intention of withdrawing from this Paris Agreement unless US can reengage on terms more favourable to the United States. This statement provoked other members states that are party to this agreement and who have already committed their countries resources toward achieving the set goals. The beauty here is the rest of the signatory remain committed to the Accord, who knows there might be light at the end of the tunnel
Furthermore; on the 13th Oct 2017, Donald Trump refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal, which was initially agreed on the 20th July 2015, by the Five permanent members of the UN security council plus one (P5+ 1) who unanimously adopted the resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump acted in contrary to the five permanent members of the UN security council plus Germany plus the European Union in this historic deal with Iran to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Perhaps Trump inexperience on the international Political stage is responsible for George W Bush and Barack Obama 20th Oct 2017 speeches. where they both spoke-out indirectly addressing President Trump’s actions: George W Bush, US President 2001 to 2009. Barack Obama, 2009 to 2016, about eleven months ago.
Therefore; It seems a shame that the Economic Nationalist approaches by President Trump’s administration, is against the International Political Economic rules of engagements that have being in existence for the pass four decade. One wonders if the 8th Nov 2016, was the rebirth of a new World Order, where anti-Globalists xenophobia will thrive over economic Liberalism. Fela Durotoye (2014) “A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass Rather, a nation is defined by adverse people who have been unified by a cause and a value system and who are committed to a vision for the type of society they wish to live in and give to the future generations to come.”
Adebayo Adeshina_Hendon_M00609152; The examinations continue for another 36 months and beyond.
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