Haass: ‘China Is the Strategic Beneficiary of This Latest Bout of American Isolationism and Protectionism’

‘That’s what historians are going to write’

EXCERPT:

HAASS: "The President of the United States goes to Asia, takes the United States out of the principle dynamic in that part of the world, which is a global regional trading agreement. 40 percent of the world’s economy should be there. We’ve taken ourselves out. Who is benefiting? China. China is the strategic beneficiary of this latest bout of American isolationism and protectionism. That’s what historians are going to write. I understand why everyone is so focused on how inappropriate all this was about Russia, American politics and also about Kim Jong-un. It won’t help to deal with North Korea, but the real story will be the United States that is abdicating its position of regional and global leadership. We will pay an economic price and strategic price on that literally for decades to come."

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
Haass: ‘Russia Has Been the Greatest Strategic Beneficiary Along with Iran’ of Trump’s Mid East Policy
Rep. Waltz on Soleimani: ‘We Should Be Celebrating this as an American Victory’
Jake Tapper on Giuliani Russia Remarks: What Signal Is Team Trump Sending Nations That Might Want to Interfere in 2020?
Gordon Chang: If We Want a Trade Deal with China, We Have to ‘Hammer Them on Everything’ Including Human Rights
Sharpton Mocks Latest ‘Conspiracy Theory’ About Obama Altering Census Questions