Donald Trump and the Trump administration radically altered a number of international policies and behaviors of the United States, and changed the position of the United States on many international agreements, including environmental agreements, trade agreements, military agreements, and human rights agreements. This book studies of the effect of those actions, and Trump’s style of behavior, on the standing of the United States in the global community. In eighteen individual case studies the authors examine traditional relationships between their countries and the United States prior to the Trump election, including areas of tension and traditional areas of agreement and cooperation. They address expectations about what the outcome of the 2016 American election would be, and the immediate reaction to the election’s outcome. They explore how responses to American policies varied in their country, and whether any American initiatives were especially controversial. And they explore how the relations between their nation and the United States changed over the Trump years.
The authors reflect on whether anything was permanently lost or gained by the end of the Trump years, and speculate on the lasting consequences of Trump foreign policies and international behavior for America’s standing overseas.
Gregory Mahler is Research Professor of Politics and Academic Dean Emeritus at Earlham College.
Introduction. The Effect of Donald Trump on Foreign Perceptions of the United States by Gregory Mahler
Chapter 1. Trump and Canada: The 45th President as seen from North of the 49th Parallel by Graham G. Dodds
Chapter 2. Mexico: Binational Caciquismo by Patricia Olney
Chapter 3. Brazil: From Autonomy to the Apprentice by Karina L. Pasquariello Mariano and Roberto Goulart Menezes
Chapter 4. Venezuela: Parallax Vision by Daniel C. Hellinger
Chapter 5. Plus ça change? France and America during the Trump Interlude by David G. Haglund
Chapter 6. Far from ‘The Highest Level of Special’: Anglo-American Relations Under Donald Trump by Philip A. Berry, Alan P. Dobson, and Steve Marsh
Chapter 7. How the Russians See the U.S.: The Trump Administration and Beyond and Charles E. Ziegler
Chapter 8. The U.S. Policy Toward China from Trump to Biden by Xuezhi Guo
Chapter 9. A Faithful Ally No Matter What: Japan’s “Embracing Trump” Diplomacy by Kimiko Osawa
Chapter 10. As India Sees America: From Trump to Biden by Sitakanta Mishra
Chapter 11. How South Korea Sees the United States: Before and After Trump by Eunjung Lim
Chapter 12. Australia and Trump: Testing the Alliance, Responding to Trumpism by Derek McDougall
Chapter 13. U.S.- Israel Relations During the Trump Administration by Mitchell G. Bard
Chapter 14. Palestine: Target of a Superpower’s Rage by Sam Bahour
Chapter 15. A Strategic Relationship in Search of “Recalibration”: The Nature of the Saudi Arabia-United States Partnership in Times of Change by Abdullah K. Al-Saud and Hesham Alghannam
Chapter 16. U.S. – Iran Relations in the Trump Era: From Détente Back to Hostility by Pedram Maghsoud-Nia
Chapter 17. Hegemonic Shortcomings: The U.S. – Turkey Relationship by Ekavi Athanassopoulou
Chapter 18. From Benign Neglect to Aggressive Disdain: US-African Relations Under Trump by Kevin C. Dunn
This volume is a wonderfully comprehensive collection of 18 well-documented articles on the way the outside world has perceived the 45th president of the United States. The controversial nature of Trump's foreign policy is documented by great experts in the politics of different regions all over the globe. The book will be invaluable source for courses on American politics (especially global policy) and for others interested in foreign affairs.
This collection of essays is unusual--and valuable! To learn how the behavior of U.S. presidents affects the view of the US around the globe, we usually have to rely on glib punditry. Now, with this book, we have smart, interesting, and well-informed essays from experts. The contributors bring to the task deep knowledge of specific countries and regions. It’s very instructive and widely informative. This volume sets a high standard, and I hope the effort is repeated in the future.