Following the phenomenon of globalization we have been witnessing the strengthening of regional and global treaties, which has led to different countries joining different treaties. Also, different countries, following accession to these treaties, have been able to use each other’s experiences; and technology and industry have developed more easily between countries. That is why some Third World countries have been able to make the most of the globalization issue, so that in the last few decades a number of developing countries have made good growth.
This growth has led some countries, such as the US and even major European countries, to feel that their economy may lag behind and countries such as China can be turned into big powers.
Even the United States came up with a solution, with the prospect that China might overtake America in the coming years and become the world’s top power, especially economically. In the meantime, with the advent of Donald Trump, who does not care much about global issues and democracy and has put American economic interests at the forefront, he has sought to undermine regional and international cooperation treaties. Prior to his election victory, Trump had also criticized regional organizations and treaties and the issue of globalization, believing that globalization has weakened America and the trend would continue if it is not stopped. For this reason, he has questioned treaties such as NAFTA, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and even the European Union, and in some way sought to destroy or weaken them.
In the early months of his arrival at the White House, for example, the US president announced a decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Trump claims the deal is not fair because it restricts America but gives more than ten years to polluting countries like China.
In fact, Trump does not care much for the environment and the ozone layer, and has more economic concerns. In early June 2017, Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement arguing that the deal would hurt the US economically and reduce job opportunities. This decision prompted various criticisms from the four corners of the world.
As for the NATO Treaty, Trump also raised many buts and ifs; although after World War II the United States covered allies under the NATO, but the US president believes Washington is spending too much on the treaty and that other NATO members pay a meager amount. So Trump has even questioned NATO.
The United States has never opposed the nature of the European Union to date, but Trump is the only president to voice the most support for the UK parties and political figures who wanted the UK exit the European Union.
So in general America today is not very compatible with globalization and regional and global treaties and is seeking to weaken them.
If Trump is re-elected as President of the United States in the 2020 election, the weakening of regional and global treaties will further undermine the global vacuum and cause problems for various countries, especially the developing countries. This approach, of course, has been problematic for the US as well and has caused the country to lose its place as the top economic power in the world.