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Trumped - Emerging Powers in a Post-American World

Sreeram Chaulia

Publisher: Bloomsbury India

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Summary

Why is US President Donald Trump so shockingly unorthodox in his foreign policy? 
How are prominent developing countries adjusting to Trump's 'America First' approach?  
Is Trump unintentionally a blessing in disguise for rising powers?  
Will the Trump effect of withdrawing America from global governance continue after him?  
What drives populism in the US and how is it accelerating the evolution of a 'post-American world'? 
What kind of arrangement is replacing the Western-led liberal international order?  
  
Trumped: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World challenges Western liberal presumptions that without America as the global policeman and financier, there would be chaos and collapse in the world or a takeover by totalitarian China.  It argues that there is no need to despair about Trump's self-goal of undermining American leadership around the world because capable rising powers in different regions can fill the vacuum left by Trump's abandonment and provide order, peace, security and prosperity in their respective areas. 
  
Readers get insights into the domestic structural pressures motivating Trump's trademark foreign policy insurgency and the divisions within his 'two-track presidency' between 'nationalists' and 'globalists' which are profoundly impacting on Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The author provides an alternative vision from the lens of powerful developing countries by arguing that the solution to a withdrawing and isolationist US is not a return to US interventionism or a China-dominated new global order but multiple 'post-American' regionally based orders.

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