Trump on Foreign Policy

Trump on Foreign Policy

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The Trump administration passed The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which replaces the previous NAFTA agreement that governs trade in North America. 

The Trump administration took concrete steps to rectify the trade imbalance with China. It also put in legal structures that significantly curtailed China’s ability to steal US-owned intellectual property, and curtailed the siphoning off of billions of dollars of American investments into Chinese companies linked to the Chinese military or human rights abuses. (more on Trump and CC).

The Trump administration brokered treaties in the Middle East previously thought to be impossible.  These normalized relations among Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan.

The Trump administration also embarked on the Clean Network campaign, enlisting countries around the world to ensure their digital infrastructure is not operated by companies from dictatorial regimes, such as China. More than 50 nations consisting of 2/3 the world’s economy, including 26 of the 27 EU member states, Japan, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, New Zealand, and India signed on to the U.S. initiative, effectively closing the door on the CCP’s bid to control global digital infrastructure. 

References

  • New York Post: Middle East peace deals were Trump’s mission impossible made possible
  • Forbes: Trump Bans Americans From Investing In Chinese Companies That Support China’s Military
  • New York Times: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies Over Human Rights
  • USMCA: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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