America First: Understanding the Trump Doctrine

America First: Understanding the Trump Doctrine

by Danny Toma

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Overview

Donald Trump, Statesman?

Critics dismissed the idea out of hand. Even his fans questioned whether President Trump could do what other presidents had considered impossible. But in less than two years, Trump has:

- Put North Korea on the path to de-nuclearization and peace with South Korea.

- Destroyed the "state" of the Islamic State.

- Forged a de facto alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

- Doled out real punishment - not empty threats - for Syria's use of chemical weapons.

-Re-negotiated international trade deals on terms more favorable to the United States.

President Donald Trump's foreign policy successes have stunned not just his critics, but the world. Now Danny Toma, a State Department veteran, explains how Trump has done it, what the Trump Doctrine entails, and how it can- and likely will - continue to succeed.

As Toma demonstrates, President Trump has restored American foreign policy to its traditional moorings, which anchored such "realist" presidents as George Washington, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan, who put American interests first, avoided unnecessary foreign entanglements, and pursued peace through strength. That foreign policy tradition made America great and, under President Trump's leadership, is making America great again.

When America has strayed from those principles - especially as witnessed in the foreign policies of such "idealist" presidents as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barak Obama - the results have been expensive in lives, treasure, and even international retreat.

Provacative, thorough, and engagingly written, Danny Toma's America First is the one book you need to understand how America can again lead the world and protect her own interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621577744
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Daniel Toma served for over twenty-two years as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. His assignments included postings in Italy, Poland, Israel, Ireland, and Germany. During the Iraq War, he served an extended assignment with the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Basrah, Iraq, as part of a team dedicated to economic development in that region; the Superior Honor Award for efforts in that posting is one of several awards he received while working for State. Since retiring from the Department, he has been called back to service on short-term assignments in countries including China, El Salvador, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Greece, and Moldova. He speaks Italian, Spanish, German, and Polish, as well as having some familiarity with several other languages. Prior to working for State, he taught history for several years in the Choctaw Tribal School System near Philadelphia, Mississippi. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where he is active in his local Catholic parish, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Married for over twenty-five years to Dana Polus, a native of the Czech Republic, he has four children, three of whom attend his alma mater, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He is also a knight of the Constantinian Order of St. George, the dynastic order of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Table of Contents

1 A New Policy That Is Not So New After All 1

2 It May Be Interesting. But Is It in the National Interest? 11

3 Russia: Our Eternal Foe? 47

4 Europe: The Original Entangling Alliance 73

5 The United Kingdom: Mater Si, Magistra No 105

6 China: The Sleeping Giant 115

7 Japan and Korea: Nice People, Cool Cars, Trendy Cuisine. Anything else? 129

8 India: The Biggest Country in the World that We Never Talk About. I'm Okay With That 141

9 The Rest of Asia: Two and a Half Billion People, But We Really Need Only One Chapter 149

10 The Middle East: This Is What Happens When You Don't Have a Sense of Humor 163

11 Africa: The Continent We Forget About 215

12 Canada and Mexico: The Folks Next Door 225

13 Cuba: An Obsession Whose Time Has Passed 247

14 The Rest of Latin America and the Caribbean: The Good Neighbor Policy 263

15 Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick 277

16 More Winning 293

Acknowledgements 303

Notes 307

Index 323

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