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Trump's foreign policy: a Lot of hype, hardly any results

US President, Trump sets in the foreign policy on his motto "America First" and the "strategy of maximum pressure". But whether in Iran, North Korea or Vene

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Trump's foreign policy: a Lot of hype, hardly any results

US President, Trump sets in the foreign policy on his motto "America First" and the "strategy of maximum pressure". But whether in Iran, North Korea or Venezuela - so far, results from to remain. Martin Ganslmeier.

That it's foreign policy is just not going well for Donald Trump, the US President denies, and refers on already implemented campaign promises: the nuclear deal with Iran, and the climate agreement of Paris, he had also terminated his predecessor's target of free trade agreements.

However, critics counter, so far, had pressed Trump rather than demolition of the achievements of Obama. Charles Kupchan, a policy Professor at Georgetown University, worked for Obama as a Europe expert at the White house. Kupchan fears, Trumps "policy of maximum pressure" is doomed to Fail:

"not so Far has worked there: the idea that Trump beat with the fist on the table or on the chest drums, and the Other Kow-towing."

On the "fire and anger" are not followed a lot of

the foreign policy mastermind of the George W. Bush administration, Richard Haass, draws a critical balance. Haass, now President of the think tank "Council on Foreign Relations", sees many Parallels with the current conflicts with Iran, North Korea, China, and Venezuela:

"After 'fire-and-wrath' with North Korea, nothing happened. Also in the case of Venezuela, China and Iran, the rhetoric is tough, without that the policy follows. This President wants no military confrontation."

Trump prone to isolationism, and America does not want to engage in new wars, Richard Haass and Charles Kupchan, agree. If Trump feel but of other countries, provoked, then he would react in a particularly resolute. This inconsistency and unpredictability characteristic Trumps foreign policy, criticized the democratic Senator Chris Coons on CNN:

"He uses Twitter for powerful words and exacerbates the risk of Conflict, for example, with North Korea. And then he makes a 180-degree turn, just because he gets some flattering letters."

No long-term strategies

lack of, Ultimately it is the Trump-government long-term strategies: the hasty recognition of a new government in Venezuela was not enough to oust the Maduro Regime. In the Iran conflict, Trumps switch to embassies almost on a daily basis: time, he threatens with destruction, then Trump calmed down, he wanted no war.

Trumps National security adviser John Bolton is considered to be hardliners in the US foreign policy.

Obama's foreign policy expert Charles Kupchan Trumps sees National security adviser as part of the problem: John Bolton is a hawk, the often recommend military solutions. Therefore, Kupchan about the Iran crisis is "very concerned":

"If you look at the players on both sides, then there could be an escalation and confrontation."

A spark enough to fire

Especially in the narrow Strait of Hormuz, a spark is sufficient to cause among the warring powers, a surface fire. Republican Richard Haass recommends Trump in the second half of his term of office, to dispense with martial Tweets, and to replace a maximum of demands due to a more realistic compromise:

"history teaches us that an All-or-Nothing-takes diplomacy into Nothing. If we were to compromise with North Korea that they limit their nuclear capabilities, and we loosen up for sanctions, then we would get a limited Deal."

Easier said than done, Because Trump does not want to stand as President, the yield had to. But as the winner, has put America's interests, whether against enemies or allies.

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