South Korea’s New President, DPRK’s Military Deterrence, Fall of the US Dollar, and Trump’s Hegemonic Hubris
Trump has already given us many surprises. And he brings more and more new ones. Initially, he was rejected by the American establishment, but he decided then to challenge it, and has built his electoral campaign on anti-globalism. The surprise was that he ventured to do such a step, but even more - a crushing surprise this time - that he became finally President of the United States - POTUS. Almost nobody expected this. Surprise.
May 19 begins the first foreign trip Trump as president. He will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, and also take part in the NATO summit in Brussels and meet with the leaders of the G7 countries in Sicily. During his first foreign tour, the 45th US president will visit two parts of the world, three centers of three world religions, two eternal cities and four foreign capitals. The trip will last eight days. Trump will participate in four international summits and meet almost all the leaders of countries that the United States considers to be key allies.
The love-in between Trump and the Kremlin proved brief. Bannon apparently made no move to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia imposed after the annexation of Crimea in 2014. At the same time, damaging allegations—including an unverified dossier alleging contacts between Trump advisers and Russian spies—plagued the White House.