The reality TV star has repeated the “America First” foreign policy agenda since the beginning of Donald Trump’s campaign trail. Although Trump vowed that he would “Make America Great Again,” he left the global image of America in tatters while leaving the allies of America puzzled. A strong foreign policy agenda is more critical than ever before in a world where the problems of humanity transcend borders.
Shift in Climate, extremism, disease, poverty, huger, etc., beyond the lines of every sovereign country, any one of these wicked issues remains. At present, less than one percent of the total budget is allocated by the U.S. to fund international assistance programmes. As the world’s largest economy, to mitigate and combat these transnational threats, the United States must contribute more to the International Affairs Budget.
Foreign assistance helps to eradicate pandemic diseases, funds agricultural programmes to promote hunger reduction and prosperity, and facilitates diplomatic exchanges between the United States and the recipient country. In addition, foreign aid enhances U.S. national security by fostering regional and global peace, emanating key U.S. democracy-building principles, while strengthening U.S.
Yet, hope is there. “With the foreign policy agenda of the Biden administration, it is no longer “America First.” President Biden will look at the renewal of American leadership abroad in another globalising world-“The United States must lead not only with the example of power, but with the power of our example.