«America First» undermines the West, Andrés Ortega (Elcano Institute)

Just a few months into his presidency Donald Trump has pulled out of the Paris climate change agreement, consigned the Trans-Pacific Partnership –which took years to negotiate– to oblivion, withdrawn the US from UNESCO, allowed the future of the nuclear deal with Iran –and possible new sanctions– to be decided by Congress, warned of ending the NAFTA Treaty with Canada and Mexico –and cast doubt on the UN and NATO– and with his protectionism he has undermined a G20 that in a sense has thereby become a G19. Nor does he seem to have any plan for Syria or Iraq, beyond defeating Islamic State (Daesh or ISIS). The list of his policy reviews is starting to become alarming and he has not finished yet. He often ignores the counsel of his advisors and collaborators.

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