usans18Kelsey G. Wheatley
(Postgraduate Student, MA IREL Global Program, Webster University, Missouri, USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 February 2018.

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Eerily familiar to the Cold War days, President Donald Trump announced his ‘America First’ National Security Strategy (NSS) in mid-December. It is imperative, therefore, to uncover how Trump intends to maintain the unipolar world system. Posturing the United States to rise above the “revisionist powers” like China and Russia and to defeat the “rogue regimes” of Iran and North Korea was one of his stated objectives. He warned that “weakness is the surest path to conflict” and “unrivaled power is the most certain means of defense.” ..Read more