US foreign policy is steadily renouncing multilateralism while China is stepping into its shoes
Only US President Donald Trump can stand at the biggest multilateral platform, which was built to help nations shed their nationalistic impulses, and call upon the international community to reject globalism and embrace patriotism, in his speech at the United National General Assembly (UNGA). Trump underlined his visceral dislike of multilateral institutions by arguing that “America is governed by Americans," and that the US rejects “the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism." By doing this, Trump once again returned to the theme of his last UNGA speech: the primacy of national sovereignty in international relations. His speech was also a response to the UN Secretary General António Guterres’ recent warning that “multilateralism is under attack from many directions," pushing the international community to “press for a renewed commitment to a rules based order and to the United Nations."