The United States President Donald Trump’s controversial policy of ruling Jerusalem as the capital of Israel invites many question marks. What is the American motive for this? Is such a political policy of American foreign policy so that it sacrifices its spirit of collapse in the eyes of the international community?
If you look at Uncle Sam’s foreign political map trends over the past year, there is a strong signal that America is, in fact, taking steps not to regulate the global agenda. He doesn’t want to be a world police officer.
As is well known, after President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States (US) from the Paris 2015 climate agreement further clarifies differences in interests between the US and the European Union. Not only that, changes in US foreign policy have directly shaken the international order which has an impact on the stability of NATO, WTO, G7, UN, and NAFTA.
This is exactly the same as the American case by legalizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Where in the voting at the United Nations, the United States was defeated which resulted in the policy triggering his European allies to leave. Praxis of this situation makes America like in a game over situation.
Again the question is, is it so ridiculous American foreign policy? Or is there something else behind it all?
This situation is reminiscent of President Donald Trump’s policy at the beginning of June 2017 which announced that his country was withdrawing from the Paris 2015 climate agreement. This event may be the most important historical moment in US foreign policy since the end of the Second World War.
Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement on the grounds of his displeasure that the US was forced to make a disproportionate contribution to the global fight against climate change.
Trump’s withdrawal of the Paris agreement is clearly a symbol of his foreign policy which wants to give up US global leadership and its refusal to organize global cooperation – a role the US has played since the end of the Second World War in protecting national interests and its allies.
Trump seems to be aiming to shift the role of the US as a global superpower towards more transactional foreign policy. Trump does not see the benefits of a foreign policy that continues to preserve the US global leadership on earth.
So the message is clear that Washington no longer wants to regulate the global agenda, as it has been for the past seven decades. The US does not want to take on greater responsibility to encourage global cooperation against global challenges