Is Donald Trump really bad for the world? If yes, then how bad it could be? If we go by what most of the experts and media reports say then it’s a big YES. They are concerned that Trump would disrupt the global peace, damage the fragile world economy further and heighten political and security risks in the US.
So without taking any stance, first let’s see what Donald Trump’s latest actions say:
- PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD WITHDRAWAL
Donald Trump has announced that he will withdraw the US from Paris Climate Agreement. Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015 by 195 nations including US which is world’s second largest greenhouse gas emitter. The withdrawal will hurt the deal making it difficult to reach the set goals, developing countries will find it more difficult to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and it will aggravate the leadership deficit in addressing global climate issues.
- JERUSALEM ISSUE
Trump recently announced that US is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This decision has severely damaged the peace process between Israel and Palestine. It has further inflamed tensions in the Middle East. Such tensions could also cause a ripple effect much further afield.
- TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP WITHDRAWAL
Trump has declared to withdraw US from the ambitious, 12 nation, Trans Pacific Partnership. This withdrawal might affect the practices of multinational trading, making many developing countries skeptical of free trade. Withdrawal will not only affect TPP countries but will also cause great losses for non TPP countries like INDIA. This will also cause power rebalancing in Asia.
- TRAVEL BAN
On 27 January Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all Refugee admissions and Temporary barring people from 7 Muslim majority countries- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The move sparked numerous protests and legal challenges. Critics consider it a Muslim ban, however, Trump says it’s Anti-terror.
- H1-B VISA ISSUE
Trump government imposed restrictions on foreign workers working in the US under H1B visa programme. His ‘HIRE AMERICA’ order will majorly impact immigrant workers and IT firms in US. India will be majorly affected because of being the previous major beneficiary of this programme.
So, Is Donald Trump bad for the world? Maybe yes, maybe no. His actions might be having certain negative consequences but might also bring changes to balance of power in the world especially Asia. Therefore providing opportunities to countries like India and China.