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Trump Wins: Welcome to the new world
November 9, 2016, 12:32 pm

Modern history will record November 8, 2016 as the day when the United States of America officially decided to vote for a global retreat – from the heady rhetoric of ‘Let’s make the world a better place’ to “Let’s make America great again”.

Americans have voted for building a wall to protect what they have, against the dream of global dominance. This surely marks the end of the uni-polar world as we know it.

The tenor and assertions (of rebuilding American infrastructure, erecting border walls, keeping immigrants away, and dismantling Obamacare) during Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign trail followed by his massive victory on Tuesday completes this US retreat.

The resulting void comes at a time when no one nation is ready to fill this space which will be left empty – and this could fuel the rise of real multi-polarity.

At the moment, and surely for many years now, China remains America’s biggest economic rival. That juggernaut continues with Beijing’s ambitious new Silk Road (One Belt One Road) project across Asia and Europe.

China is the world’s second largest economy after the United States and the biggest trading partner for most Asian and African economies. With over 160 cities hosting 1 million+ inhabitants and new cities emerging, China continues to be one of the fastest growing consumer markets.

However, its biggest domestic challenge is to continue to guard against any slips in its politically conservative agenda and that internal social upheaval does not go out of those “iron hands”.

But there is no denying that China will continue as the centerpiece of the global economic discourse even as Trump takes stock of US economic health indicators.

Enter Russia

The next biggest tension point on the global agenda is strategic geopolitics.

Unpalatable as it may be to many, President Vladimir Putin’s Russia – which is facing severe economic difficulties – is ready, willing and able to play an important role here.

Among the Republican leader’s most discussed campaign promises was that America would outsource the fight against ISIS to Putin in Syria.

For Putin, to manage public opinion at home, it’s important to be doing things which can divert attention from local to global affairs.

We are likely to hear more and more of Russia in the coming days, especially since Trump spoke about working with Putin “to wipe out shared enemies”.

They say establishment always resists change.

So it’s likely that Trump might continue on the path set by his predecessors on foreign policy in the short term. But it is quite clear that his focus would be inwards rather than outwards.

Trump might find friendly right-wing dispensations in India and Brazil that could be further persuaded to become Washington’s proxies in their struggle against economically-asserting China and strategically-defiant Russia. In turn, India and Brazil are likely to benefit from this dependence.

Rise of strategic blocs

But in order to understand the likelihood of an American retreat, one needs to look at the recent announcements of Asian countries like the Philippines and Malaysia that have openly rebuffed US meddling in the region vis-à-vis the South China Sea or of the eagerness of EU countries in joining the new China-led financial institutions like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Now more than ever, strategic groupings are likely to wield more eminence – BRICS is one such group.

Former UK Vice Finance Minister, Jim O’Neill, who is the father of this acronym, has recently said that BRICS has outperformed his expectations and – as things stand today – it seems he is in for an even bigger surprise.

Meanwhile, Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has already asked President-elect Trump to reassure US allies of his commitment to NATO following some bitter comments during his 2016 campaign.

The EU is another big grouping.

If it succeeds in fighting the growing right-wing onslaught and continues to work with other groups like BRICS and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the EU is likely to gain from this US retreat.

What Americans have done today is historic. They may not have made history by electing the first female president but they have, unintentionally, initiated steps towards a historic retreat.

They have sent an outsider to the White House with a mandate to look within.

The American Dream has opened its eyes to the new realities.

Welcome to the new world order.

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the publisher's editorial policy.

10 Responses to Trump Wins: Welcome to the new world

  1. Mike Reply

    November 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

    It is very interesting to read your views on the outcome of the US Presidential election. I’m not sure if you mean to say whether the New World Order is a good thing, or bad. I would suggest that we are likely to soon see the end of the European Union, as the Islamic invasion of 2016 continues to cause unrest, and as member states view the BREXIT result as a sign that they, too , might be better off leaving the EU. I read somewhere that the global elite are using Islam to intentionally destroy the west, which will in turn make it very easy to implement the global government aka New World Order. The United Nations is key to the globalist agenda, and according to this UNEXUT article, Mr Trump’s election win at least buys the USA four years in which to leave the UN.

    • omahkpita Reply

      November 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      I think the author is referring to the “new” new world order rather than the “capitalist” new world order….

  2. ipman7 Reply

    November 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    The Rise of Donald Trump. Have you looked very Closely at Both Party Supporter??? Everyone was left Very Numb and Very Speechless !!!!.
    The “Political Correct” and the Wall Street Elites was in Shock. Trump has never been in the Political Arena. This man have strike a deal with the Dark Ancient Forces. Now this may seem difficult for some to Swallow but the Truth will present itself later as things unfold. A Win by Any Means necessary is a Win. The “Political Correct” and the Wall Street Elites are also in the Secret Society of High Orders also but as a Collective Body or Group. The Truth is that too many Nations are shadow by the likes of the USA. Countries and Islands got independence for a reason. They should start to make full use of this. At the End Will, will have his “will”

  3. Sdirs Reply

    November 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Donald Trump will team up with Christian Russia to defeat radical islam. Hillary & Bill Clinton will go to jail for treason. After that’s done, we will be looking for the real criminals that knocked down the World Trade Center. We Americans have awakened to the fact that our press and both political parties are LIARS. This is why Trump has found support. Protect the Internet, protect the Truth. Julian Assange will get The Presidents Medal and a tickertape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City. Wiki-Leaks is the New Truth.

    • ipman7 Reply

      November 13, 2016 at 10:52 am

      You want the real criminals behind 911.Lets start by pointing you in the Right direction most of the live in Texas and are Republicans. This was the group that was trying to implement the NWO.

      • Dragger Reply

        November 15, 2016 at 8:33 am

        You shoud check out Ryan Dawson on YouTube about 911.
        This guy has the most detailed explanation i have ever seen.

    • Robert Reply

      December 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Outstanding analysis. I also think along those lines. Get Bush put away for Sedition against America, Obama as well. The Twin Towers incident needs to be revealed.

  4. debbie Reply

    November 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    While I believe that there may be no fundamental difference in u.s. narcissism and “exceptionalism,” with the new u.s. leadership at the moment, I believe that there is great potential with President Trump to lead the u.s. to a more mature style of leadership of the u.s. The u.s. history of infantile “rights and entitlement” (inherited from its old European roots where monetary “soft” violence and hard violence have been the operatives) must evolve to more mature style which respects itself and others and acts accordingly. th other nations. I see this potential with President Trump. I hope this is one of his sincere priorities and that he will have the support he needs to make this important step not only for the u.s. but for all.

    • Robert Reply

      December 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Agreed. But Both Bush and Obama must be brought to justice for the crime perpetrated against American population concerning the Twin Towers and the Muslim crisis. Justice Must Prevail.

  5. Julio M Lara Reply

    December 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    For sure the world will be glad we elected Trump for president, the corruption that the old new world order used to represent is cruel and barbarian. We are looking to a new beginning, new standard procedures, new world order were the big countries are going to partner together against terrorism, political corruption, double standard like the Obama with ISIS. I we believe when we all be looking for understanding instead of war; communication instead criticism; cooperation instead of proteccioonism, the whole world will be better of, will be more prosperous, and better for every body. Let pray God bless the world. Amen

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