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The Waning of Pax Americana?
October 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFreel
During the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. began a historic shift away from Pax Americana, the liberal international order that was established in the wake of World War II. Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention.
Discussion led by Judy McSwine.
The International Relations Study group meets on the first Monday of the month at the Barbara S Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park. The group is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and the League of Women Voters of North Pinellas County.