US President Donald Trump’s so-called America First policy will decline Washington’s influence on the world stage in 2018, according to a new report by the world’s largest political risk consultancy group.
“The decline of US influence in the world will accelerate in 2018,” reads the study released Tuesday by Eurasia Group,
The report said Trump’s unilateral approach to foreign policy is in stark contrast to the policies of former US Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
“With little sense of strategic direction from the Trump White House, US global power, used too aggressively by George W. Bush, then too timidly by Barack Obama, is sputtering to a stall,” it said.
Under Trump’s America First policies — which emphasizes American nationalism in international relations — the US-led world order has “eroded,” write the report’s authors, Eurasia Group’s President Ian Bremmer and Chairman Cliff Kupchan.