Politics trump goes against the global strategy of the United States

Unconventional political methods Donald trump threaten the Grand strategy of the United States, the set of conceptual provisions about the efficient use of government at its disposal the resources and means to achieve objectives in military and foreign policy spheres, sure, the famous American political scientists Daniel W. Drezner (Plechanovskaya school of law and diplomacy), Ronald Krebs (University of Minnesota) and Randall Channel (the Ohio state University).

However, some experts disagree, pointing out that a politician, even one as bright and unusual as the present head of the White house, not in four years to break that evolved during the twentieth century, postulates, writes in The National Interest Professor of the naval war College James Holmes.

Chaotic style and the unpredictability of the President of trump repeatedly blown up and changed the established foreign policy and strategy of America. According to three scientists, his “failures for the first time in decades has made foreign policy analysts to question the key principles of the” Grand strategy.

Political approach trump’s reminiscent of the tactics of detective Sam spade, the protagonist of the novel Desila Hammett “the Maltese Falcon” (The Maltese Falcon). In order to identify the perpetrator, spade suit, unexpected and sometimes controversial provocation against the suspects. Like the detective novel Hammett, trump often makes wild things and makes a shocking statement (perhaps unconsciously).

the United States should not abandon their basic principles, although from time to time it is useful to review them. Otherwise the postulates ossify and turn into dogmas. And dogma, as a rule, hamper the development and the ability to adapt to new conditions in a rapidly changing world.

the administration of the trump differently and not always consistently, like its predecessors, adheres to the provisions of the Grand strategy. So, the President enthusiastically signed destroyed during the reign of Barack Obama TRANS-Pacific partnership (Trans-Pacific Partnership) is an international agreement designed to reduce trade barriers between countries in the Pacific.

more recently, trump has promised after the completion of the pandemic coronavirus to eliminate the dependence of the economy of the United States from China return home of American business and transfer of the supply chain from China to countries that “will not hold vital goods in the period of scarcity in America.” So, Apple has already announced plans to transfer significant production of the iPhone in India. If other American companies decide to produce their goods in the subcontinent, it will lead to a reorientation of U.S. strategy towards the Indian ocean.

it is also Worth noting that if Washington would adhere to a great strategy the access, it will be even more to deal with the Communist China and its Grand strategy for the regulation and prohibition of access of the United States in the Western part of the Pacific ocean. Beijing is actively using economic incentives and coercion to draw the Eurasian country in its orbit and to reduce the influence of America. All this will inevitably lead to a change in American Grand strategy.

without abandoning historical principles of Grand strategy, the era trump is an arena where competition takes place between American Grand strategy and the new big strategies of China, Russia and other countries.

W. Drezner, Krebs and right Channel, urging the top leadership to convey the strategic decision-making by many actors, to initiate a competition of ideas and stimulate innovation. This recommendation is important, regardless of whether a United States beyond a great strategy or not.

a Bet on a single geniuses a bad bet. As he wrote to the Florentine philosopher and statesman Niccolo Machiavelli, “every man has his way.” Strategic leaders usually succeed only dabout until the time and situation remain favorable for their methods. When times change, and they continue to do what worked in the past — they will soon discover that this no longer works.