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Donald Trump’s striking election victory against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is likely to be a turning point, not just for American politics, but also for the liberal world order. Trump’s election campaign focused primarily on domestic issues: jobs, healthcare, immigration and terrorism. Consequently, anti-globalisation feelings and a retreat of America from international affairs may be a reality in the near future.
To discuss the implications of a Trump presidency on the future of American primacy in the global order, Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott was in conversation with historian Ramachandra Guha.
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