Donald Trump achievements: Foreign policy

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[[File:Donald Trump official presidential photo.jpg|200px|thumb|Official presidential photo of President Donald Trump]]:''Main article: [[Donald Trump achievements]]''This article is a non-exhaustive list of achievements by [[President of the United States of America|U.S. President]] [[Donald Trump]], [[Trump Administration|his administration]], and [[United States Congress|Congress]] related to his foreign policy.404
For foreign policy achievements related to trade policy, see [[Donald Trump achievements: Trade policy]]. For foreign policy achievements related to environmental policy, see [[Donald Trump achievements: Energy and environmental policy]]. {||bgcolor=yellow|&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This article has been split, by year, into sub-articles to better manage the long list of achievements.|} ==2017==:''See: '''[[Donald Trump achievements: Foreign policy (2017)]]''''' President Trump was observed early in his presidency to have adopted a strong<ref>Collinson, Stephen (April 14, 2017). [ Trump carves out tough commander-in-chief posture]. ''CNN''. Retrieved April 14, 2017.</ref> and unpredictable<ref>Wong, Kristina (July 3, 2017). [ President Trump’s ‘Unpredictable’ Foreign Policy Bears Fruit]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 4, 2017.</ref> foreign policy and was described as having made a "consequential impact" on foreign policy early on.<ref>Taylor, Guy; Boylan, Dan (April 27, 2017). [ Trump’s unconventional foreign policy makes consequential impact in first 100 days]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 28, 2017.</ref> This was as opposed to [[Barack Obama]]'s foreign policy.<ref>Llorente, Elizabeth (April 14, 2017). [ Ex-Obama officials say hesitation to use force in Syria, elsewhere, emboldened adversaries]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved April 14, 2017.<br>Despite this article's title, it confirms the Trump Administration's divergence from Obama's foreign policy:*Heinlein, Peter (July 19, 2017). [ Despite Rhetoric, Trump's Foreign Policy Hews Close to Obama's]. ''Voice of America''. Retrieved July 20, 2017.</ref> As the North Korean vice-foreign minister stated, Trump's foreign policy was "more vicious and more aggressive" than that of Obama.<ref>Talmadge, Eric (April 14, 2017). [ N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it]. ''Yahoo News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). Retrieved April 14, 2017.</ref> President Trump also shook the global establishment through his foreign policy.<ref>Kheel, Rebecca (December 25, 2017). [ Trump roils the globe in first year as commander in chief]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved December 25, 2017.</ref> President Trump implemented his [[America First]] philosophy into his foreign policy,<ref>Starr, Penny (June 22, 2017). [ Mike Pence: President Trump is Restoring U.S. Leadership in the Free World by ‘Putting America First’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 23, 2017.</ref><ref name="AmericaFirstUN">Multiple references:*Greenwood, Max (September 19, 2017). [ Trump: I will always put America first]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 24, 2017.*Shaw, Adam (September 19, 2017). [ Donald Trump Gives Full-Throated Defense of ‘America First’ in U.N. Speech]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 24, 2017.*Boyer, Dave (September 19, 2017). [ Trump defines ‘America First’ to wary world leaders at U.N., warns North Korea and Iran]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved September 24, 2017.*Nakamura, David; Gearan, Anne (September 19, 2017). [ Trump defends ‘America first’ foreign policy at U.N., threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved September 24, 2017.</ref> and he emphasized the issue of [[sovereignty]].<ref name="Sovereignty">Tartar, Andre (September 22, 2017). [ Exactly How Many Times Did Trump Talk About Sovereignty?] ''Bloomberg''. Retrieved October 28, 2017.</ref><ref>Multiple references:*Newman, Alex (September 20, 2017). [ In “America First” Speech At UN, Trump Defends Sovereignty]. ''The New American''. Retrieved October 28, 2017.*Ma, Ying (October 11, 2017). [ Dear intellectual elites: Sovereignty is what 'America First' foreign policy is all about]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved October 28, 2017.*Kurtz, Stanley (October 4, 2017). [ The Sovereignty Theme in Trump’s Foreign Policy]. ''National Review''. Retrieved October 28, 2017.</ref> By May 2017, Trump had "hit most, if not all, of the notes he wanted to on a broad range of issues" and was more ambitious than Obama had been at the same point in his presidency.<ref name="FulfilAmbitious">Boyer, Dave (May 25, 2017). [ Trump fulfills ambitious agenda on first trip abroad, eclipsing Obama’s record during first year]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 25, 2017.</ref> Even the liberal [[CNN]] admitted that President Trump's foreign policy achieved several achievements in 2017.<ref>Bergen, Peter (December 26, 2017). [ Trump has scored some successes in foreign policy] ''CNN''. Retrieved December 26, 2017.</ref> Among President Trump's 2017 foreign policy achievements:*Leaving or announcing intention to leave globalist agreements, including the UN Population Fund, [[Global Compact on Migration]], [[Paris climate agreement]], and [[UNESCO]], and giving a strong pro-[[sovereignty]] speech at the UN General Assembly.*Reducing U.S. contributions to the UN and challenging other [[NATO]] states to increase their contributions.*Reversing the Obama Administration's lenient [[Cuba]] policy.*Recognizing [[Jerusalem]] as Israel's capital. ==2018==:''See: '''[[Donald Trump achievements: Foreign policy (2018)]]''''' By mid-2018, President Trump had made a large impact in the world through his foreign policy.<ref>Stanage, Niall (May 15, 2018). [ The Memo: Trump puts his stamp on the globe]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved May 15, 2018.<br>See also:*Goodwin, Michael (August 11, 2018). [ Trump’s foreign policy is actually boosting America’s standing]. ''New York Post''. Retrieved August 14, 2018.*Virgil (November 3, 2018). [ Virgil: President Trump’s Foreign Policy Triumph Annoys the Media]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 3, 2018.*Taylor, Guy (December 31, 2018). [ World crises, shifting global order test Trump's 'America first' doctrine]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved January 1, 2019.*Black, Conrad (January 11, 2019). [ Conrad Black: America's resurgence is reshaping the world]. ''National Post''. Retrieved January 15, 2019.*Wolf, Zachary B.; Carman, JoElla (February 1, 2019). [ Here are all the treaties and agreements Trump has abandoned]. ''CNN''. Retrieved February 1, 2019.</ref> His decisions and approach to foreign policy conflicted with the [[establishment]]'s favored policies,<ref>Multiple references:*Taylor, Guy (May 20, 2018). [ Trump bucks establishment on foreign policy, takes different approaches to Iran and North Korea]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 20, 2018.*[ Trump's attempt to forge a new international order]. ''Axios''. May 13, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.*Rachman, Gideon (May 11, 2018). [ The New World Order: Donald Trump goes it alone]. ''Financial Times''. Retrieved May 20, 2018.*Shaw, Adam (November 13, 2018). [ Trump clashes with globalist European leaders, Trudeau as he embraces nationalism]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 13, 2018.*Delingpole, James (May 8, 2018). [ Delingpole: From Paris and Korea to Iran, Trump Is Making the World Great Again]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 1, 2018.*Stanage, Niall (December 27, 2018). [ The Memo: Trump puts isolationism at center stage]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved December 27, 2018.Trump Administration appointees at the International Organization bureau at the State Department were effective in advancing the administration's agenda despite opposition from the [[deep state]]:*Wong, Kristina (September 17, 2018). [ The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 18, 2018.See also:*Swan, Jonathan (July 1, 2018). [ The big picture: Trump's war on globalism]. ''Axios''. Retrieved July 1, 2018.*Kirkwood, R. Cort (July 19, 2018). [ AP: Trump Unique in Undermining America]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 19, 2018.*Berry, Susan (October 26, 2018). [ Mike Pompeo: ‘Religious Freedom Is Central to Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 26, 2018.*[ Protection of religious freedom central to Donald Trump administration’s foreign policy: Mike Pompeo]. ''Financial Express'' (from ''PTI''). Octoner 26, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.</ref> and his policies on foreign aid reflected his skepticism of "[[nation-building]]."<ref name="NationBuilding2018">Muñoz, Carlo (September 5, 2018). [ Trump rejects Marshall Plan nation-building, opts for 'tough love' foreign policy]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved September 5, 2018.</ref> The administration continued to defend American [[sovereignty]].<ref name="BoltonSovereignty">Boylan, Dan (September 10, 2018). [ Bolton bolsters Trump's 'America first' foreign policy with robust defense of U.S. sovereignty]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved September 11, 2018.</ref> Despite this, neither the Trump Administration nor Congress moved to reduce U.S. foreign military presence, although analysts believed the president used that issue as leverage with foreign nations.<ref>Wolfgang, Ben (August 20, 2018). [ Trump unleashes troop-level diplomacy]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 21, 2018.<br>The Trump Administration also pressured other countries to pay more for having a U.S. military presence in their countries:*Muñoz, Carlo (November 18, 2018). [ Trump presses Saudi Arabia, South Korea, others to pay more for U.S. defenses]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 19, 2018.</ref> The Trump Administration made protecting international [[religious freedom]] a priority.<ref>Multiple references:*Berry, Susan (October 26, 2018). [ Mike Pompeo: ‘Religious Freedom Is Central to Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 26, 2018.*[ Protection of religious freedom central to Donald Trump administration’s foreign policy: Mike Pompeo]. ''Financial Express'' (from ''PTI''). October 26, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.*Mora, Edwin (November 9, 2018). [ USAID Urges Christians, Other Minorities to Return to Iraq: ‘America Is on the Ground’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 20, 2018.</ref> Among President Trump's 2018 foreign policy achievements:*Leaving or announcing intention to leave the [[United Nations Human Rights Council]], Global Compact for Refugees, [[Iran nuclear deal]], and the Universal Postal Union, and taking a tough stance against the [[International Criminal Court]].*Giving another strong pro-sovereignty speech at the UN General Assembly.*Taking steps to reduce foreign aid when not in U.S. interests, such as to Pakistan and the PLO.*Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.*Taking an increasingly tough stance on China, criticizing South Africa's leftist land policy, and promoting ties with Latin America's conservative leaders. ==2019==:''See: '''[[Donald Trump achievements: Foreign policy (2019)]]''''' By 2019, the Trump Administration exercised global leadership in foreign policy matters and was unafraid to take bold actions, as seen in several decisions made at the beginning of that year.<ref>Salmon, Felix (February 3, 2019). [ America's resurgent hegemony]. ''Axios''. Retrieved February 3, 2019.<br>See also:*Toma, Danny (February 14, 2019). [ How to understand 'America First']. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved February 14, 2019.*Whiton, Christian (March 4, 2019). [ Experts predicted America's decline and expected a new world order – Trump has proven them wrong]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 4, 2019.*Kirk, Charlie (May 11, 2019). [ Kirk: Trump’s Greatest Show of Power Lies in His Reluctance to Use Power]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 11, 2019.*Kirk, Charlie (May 26, 2019). [ Kirk: Ambassador Grenell Brilliantly Implements the MAGA Agenda Abroad]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 27, 2019.*Pollak, Joel B (June 7, 2019). [ Blue State Blues: Trump Has Improved Relations with Every U.S. Ally Except Germany]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 7, 2019.*Fajardo, Hector (June 4, 2019). [ In a World of Evil, Peace Comes Through Strength.] ''Human Events''. Retrieved June 9, 2019.*Xiao, Bowen (July 3, 2019). [ Trump Insider Says President’s Foreign Policy Shaped by Compassion and Balance]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved July 3, 2019.*Means, Grady (July 9, 2019). [ Trump's foreign policy magic act]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 9, 2019.*Weber, Travis; Del Turco, Arielle (July 12, 2019). [ The US is speaking out on religious persecution, and the world is taking notice]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 12, 2019.*Pancevski, Bojan; Ballhaus, Rebecca (July 13, 2019). [ Trump’s Favorite Ambassador Makes a Very Trumpian Splash in Berlin]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved July 13, 2019.*Kraychik, Robert (July 24, 2019). [ Charlie Kirk: Trump Breaks Globalist Bush-Obama Uniparty Consensus]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 24, 2019.*Means, Grady (August 16, 2019). [ Trump's winning weapon: Time]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Lee, Matthew (August 18, 2019). [ Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end]. ''Associated Press''. Retrieved August 18, 2019.*Lingamfelter, L. Scott (August 21, 2019). [ Trump Doctrine emerges to address foreign threats]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 21, 2019.*Vondracek, Christopher (August 22, 2019). [ Halting mounting attacks on churches, people of faith deemed a foreign policy priority]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 22, 2019.*Head, Tim (August 24, 2019). [ Tim Head: Religious freedom is now a foreign policy priority for the US. Here's why it matters]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 24, 2019.</ref> The administration's conservative and nationalist policies had diverged significantly from the liberal and globalist policies of many European countries.<ref>Multiple references:*Irish, John; Pennetier, Marine (April 3, 2019). [ In Trump times, agreeing to disagree becomes norm at G7 meetings]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved April 3, 2019.*Sevastopulo, Demetri; Chazan, Guy (May 12, 2019). [ US rift with Europe widens ahead of Orban visit]. ''Financial Times''. Retrieved May 13, 2019.See also:*Taylor, Guy (June 6, 2019). [ EXCLUSIVE: Pompeo says Trump's 'America First' policy discards failed multilateralism]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 7, 2019.*Varney, Stuart, (July 18, 2019). [ Europe has a bad case of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome': Varney]. ''Fox Business''. Retrieved July 18, 2019.*Roberts, James M. (August 27, 2019). [ James Roberts: Trump and the G-7 minefield – Successful fight against progressive agenda will bring rewards]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 27, 2019.*Gesiotto, Madison (September 2, 2019). [ Count on Trump to defend free speech from global censorship]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 3, 2019.</ref> President Trump successfully secured the release of numerous Americans imprisoned overseas.<ref>McKay, Hollie (July 25, 2019). [ Trump brings home American hostages through policy and focus, experts say]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 25, 2019.<br>Specific examples in 2019:*Samuels, Brett (May 30, 2019). [ Trump says Turkey has released a US prisoner]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 27, 2019.*[ Trump thanks Turkey for release of US scientist]. ''Associated Press''. May 30, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2019.*McKay, Hollie (July 26, 2019). [ US citizen reportedly released from Syrian government detention]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 27, 2019.</ref> According to the Pew Research Center in early 2019, "concern" by the world's population over the United States' "power and influence" increased from 25% in 2013 to 45%.<ref>Williams, Thomas D. (February 11, 2019). [ Pew: Nations More Fearful of U.S. ‘Power and Influence’ Since Trump Election]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 11, 2019.<br>See also:*Murphy, James (February 11, 2019). [ Poll: “Climate Change” Is Top Security Threat in World; U.S. Power Also a Concern]. ''The New American''. Retrieved February 11, 2019.*[ Climate change seen as top threat, but U.S. power a growing worry: poll]. ''Reuters''. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.*Poushter, Jacob; Huang, Christine (February 10, 2019). [ Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved February 11, 2019.</ref> By 2019, Vice President [[Mike Pence]] had successfully worked to advance conservative foreign policy priorities.<ref>Donati, Jessica; Nicholas, Peter (February 19, 2019). [ With Evangelicals Behind Him, Vice President Mike Pence Takes Prominent Role in Foreign Policy]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved February 19, 2019.<br>See also:*Swan, Jonathan (February 24, 2019). [ How Mike Pence wields foreign policy power]. ''Axios''. Retrieved February 24, 2019.</ref> The State Department [[deep state]], however, continued working against President Trump's America First policies.<ref>Wong, Kristina (August 14, 2019). [ Mystery, Anger Linger Over the Firing of a Pro-Trump Top State Department Official]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 15, 2019.</ref> ==References=={{Reflist|colwidth=35em}} {{Donald Trump achievements}}{{DEFAULTSORT:Foreign policy}}[[Category:Donald Trump Achievements]]found