The United States' international negotiation strategy deadlocked

With the arrival at the White House of President Donald Trump, the State Department, in charge of foreign affairs, radically changed its negotiation strategy on major international issues, moving from a firm attitude but capable of compromise to positions based on the balance of power. In just 4 years, the Trump administration succeeded in ending the INF Treaty banning the design and ownership of short and medium range ballistic and cruise systems with Russia, to withdraw from the Open Sky treaty allowing to lead inspection flights over countries signatories, but also to withdraw the United States from major international bodies such as the World Health Organization or Unesco.

However, a few days before the presidential elections, this strategy, supposed to promote the interests of the United States above all, clearly backfires against its strategist, with two issues that manage to unite the entire international community against American positions, and which create situations of great geopolitical complexity, in this case the end of the New START treaty limiting the number of nuclear weapons and vectors held by the United States and Russia, as well as the United Nations embargo on the sale of arms to Iran.

The Open Sky / Open Sky Treaty allows its signatories to conduct standardized reconnaissance flights over the territory of another country to assess its military potential.

The rest of this article is for subscribers only

Full-access articles are available in the “ Free Items“. Subscribers have access to the full Analyses, OSINT and Synthesis articles. Articles in the Archives (more than 2 years old) are reserved for Premium subscribers.

From €6,50 per month – No time commitment.

Related posts