Trumps utrikespolitik i historiens ljus

En exceptionell president


  • Jan Hallenberg


Donald Trump has in many respects been a very unusual president of the United States in terms of his foreign policy. He has broken traditions both when it comes to Republican traditions more specifically, and also more generally for U.S. presidents. One of his steps in breaking with Republican foreign policy has been his negative attitude towards free trade. He has also been more doubtful about the worth of U.S. alliances than any of his predecessors after the Second World War, whether Democrat or Republican. His attitudes towards international organizations and international treaties have also been more negative than in the case of any other U.S. President after 1945. In general, the United States has been a less active actor in international affairs under Donald Trump than under any of his recent predecessors, thus breaking with historical tradition after 1945.