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US Foreign Policy: A Success or a Wide Failure?

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Last updated on August 2nd, 2019

As the 2020 presidential elections are nearing, the US President has begun proclaiming his foreign policy as a huge success. Though he has largely failed in fulfilling his efforts of building a border wall and expensing it to Mexico, his supporters claim that he has accomplished his purpose of withdrawing the US from Iran nuclear deal of 2015 and the Paris climate accord.

Furthermore, the government aiming for fulfilling its foreign policy also recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. They also renegotiated NAFTA, which refers to the North American Free Trade Agreement signed between Canada, Mexico, and the United States as a trilateral trade bloc in North America.

Due to China’s unfair trade policies, the US has pressed China by imposing huge tariffs, which had resulted in the US-China trade war. Though this trade war has affected the economies of both the nations, it appears that the government has made huge efforts in delivering many of its campaign promises.

The American public has varied opinion on Trump’s re-election. Throughout the conducted surveys, many have been supporting the government for another term, while the anti-government people want to bring in a Democratic leader as the next president.

A majority of the Democrats have been supporting Iran nuclear agreement, the Paris climate accord, and trade, criticizing Trump’s decision. The fact that despite knowing the causes and concerns, the public at large are supporting their views is more astonishing than the deal itself.

The wave of elections has hard-hit the country. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates have been pushing hard for the next term.

Through the primary Democratic debate held on Tuesday, the opposition is clearly looking for a leader who could revive important alliances and relations that have withered under the present government. Believing that the US is losing their allies, around 70 percent of the Democrats have been following the similar footsteps, trying to improve relations with the international allies as their top foreign policy goal.

A recent data shows that around 56 percent of the population agrees with the Democratic leaders, following which President Trump’s statements of foreign policy becoming a success under his term seems vulnerable. What lies ahead remains unascertained.

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