Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the United States has been performing what seems to be a partial withdrawal from the international stage.
This retreat is sometimes purposeful, as when the administration realised its campaign promise to exit the Paris climate agreement. But is is also sometimes uncertain, as when Vice President Mike Pence offered a conciliatory endorsement of NATO’s Article 5 in early June, just days after Trump failed to do so during his speech in Brussels.
Despite such efforts to reassure allies, concerns remain that the US has taken an isolationist turn. The Trump administration …read more
Source: The Conversation