The newly elected president of the United States President Trump is expected to make numerous changes in the US foreign policies in an attempt to achieve his goals of making America great as it was in the past. During his campaign, President Trump made several remarks regarding various states that pose a challenge to how the policy will affect nations such as China, South Korea and North Korea concerning economic, social, and political well-being of these nations.
Firstly, Trump’s foreign policy aims at interfering with different foreign nations in matters regarding the business partnership. For example, Trump indicated that he would make China revalue its currency so as to enable business between the two states (Miura & Jessica 17). Trump wants to devalue the China’s currency which will, in turn, hinder the economic growth being experienced in China as well as adversely affect the political status of the nation. In recent past, China has significantly gained political superiority among developing and developed nations which are considerably shaped by its economic well-being, and, therefore, interfering with its business activities by the US will negatively affect the government operation hence influencing the nation’s political stability and welfare (Miura & Jessica 25).
On the other hand, President Trump’s foreign policy on North and South Korea are unclear, thus, it is difficult to predict what his policies will cause to the nation. Despite the confusion in Trump’s decision on North and South Korea, it is evident from his numerous speeches that his goals revolve around the notion that American comes first before other nations (Farago 1136). In this case, President Trump indicates that he will withdraw the American troops from South Korea as he believes that the nation is spending relatively high expenditures on the troops (Farago 1132). The withdrawal of the troops from South Korea will create unfavorable conditions for the government as peace in the nation will be destructed, which in turn might interfere with the nation’s political well-being. Additionally, President Trump has also promised to nuclearize South Korea and Japan affecting the nations’ political status (Knopf 8). On the other hand, President Trump is likely to cause trouble to the North Korean political stability due to the increasing rivalry between the US and North Korea to dominate the nuclear weapon programs. In case President Trump is developing strategies to outdo the North Korean nuclear programs, it would mean that the two states will engage in a war which is likely to affect North Korea adversely (Farago 1144).
Additionally, the policy that Trump aims to implement will have a disastrous impact on North and South Korea relationships. From the past, the relationships between North and South Korea have been strained due to the rivalry between the two states (Knopf 6). Therefore, if President Trump employs his foreign policies supporting nuclearization of South Korea and distracting the nuclear programs in North Korea, it will imply that the two states will be involved in war trying to safeguard their territory against attacks from each other (Farago 1143). Additionally, nuclearizing of South Korea will provide the nation with an opportunity to revenge for its losses that has resulted from North Korea attacks.
President Trump is determined to make America more powerful, and he desires to achieve his goal by developing foreign policies that will make other nations lose as America wins. China is one of President Trump’s targets, and he will develop new policies to improve business between the two states which will, in turn, affect their relationship and political well-being in China (Miura & Jessica 18). On the other hand, North and South Korea have been in a constant rival, therefore, if President Trump destructs North Korea nuclear weapon programs and encourages nuclearization of South Korea, the two states will engage in a war which will, in turn, affect their political background (Knopf 8).
Farago, Niv. Washington’s failure to resolve the North Korean nuclear conundrum: examining two decades of US policy. International Affairs 92.5 (2016): 1127-1145.
Knopf, Jeffrey W. Security assurances and proliferation risks in the Trump administration. Contemporary Security Policy (2017): 1-9.
Miura, Kacie, and Jessica Chen Weiss. Will China Test Trump? Lessons from Past Campaigns and Elections. The Washington Quarterly 39.4 (2016): 7-25.