Trump’s World - The Trump Administration and International lawPublished January 23, 2017
On Friday 20 January, Donald Trump has been sworn in as 45th President of the United States of America.
While it is impossible to predict the precise shape of President Trump’s foreign policy, the candidate and President-elect Trump made several statements about his vision of the US’ role and engagement with the World. He indicated his willingness to compromise with Russia over Syria and Ukraine and criticised the financial burden shouldered by the US to sustain NATO. Candidate Trump was also very much opposed to the signing of the Paris Agreement and openly sceptical of the reality of climate change. Finally, his success as a candidate seems to have been partly predicated on his strong criticism of trade deals, be it NAFTA or TPP.
The Asser Institute organises a special event this Friday, 27 January, to discuss the foreign policy options available to the Trump Administration and to evaluate the potential consequences of President Trump’s positions for the international order at large.