Trump outlined his foreign policy agenda as the candidate of the Republican Party


Donald Trump has once again outlined his position on foreign policy. In an interview with The New York Times, he reiterated his commitment to the principles of political realism. Trump said this in the context of a break with the previous policy of interventionism, which was supported by all the candidates of the Republican Party.


Donald Trump announced that the US will not get involved in the war on the side of the other NATO states automatically. In addition, he confirmed that there should be a shift in the burden of military expenditure of the alliance away from the US and towards its NATO partners. Trump also said that he will not help the Baltic states against "Russian aggression" if they fail to fulfill their obligations to the United States.


Donald Trump has once again underlined his commitment to the conception of the US as a nation-state, rather than the center of the global network empire under the control of transnational capital. He expressed readiness to withdraw from NAFTA and other agreements such as TTP, which beats the positions of American workers and the middle class.

Rethinking partnerships

Trump is going to radically change the relationship of the US with its partners. America, he said, must abandon the senseless investments in troops and bases abroad, primarily to refocus attention on internal problems. Trump also said that the era of American generosity to its allies has ended.

On the subject of Erdogan

Commenting on events in Turkey, Trump backed Erdogan in the suppression of the coup. In addition, he said that the US should not teach other countries to comply with democratic liberties, while the United States hypocritically does not serve as the best example of this.