The Trump Doctrine and the End of Pax-Americana|Amreeta Priyadarshini Das

Trump’s “America first” isolationist and trade protectionism, is going to hasten the prospect of a power shift in the international political economy. The 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major focus during Obama’s presidency, was an initiative designed to strengthen ties between US and Asia and to increase economic growth of Asian countries. It was essentially trying to prevent other Asian countries from trading with the rising powers and focus on US instead. However, Trump plans to discard the TPP to “bring jobs back to American shores”.

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