Talking Points: Jonathan Haslam on Global Political Change

Such an unanticipated change in government in the United States for all its undoubted strength cannot, of course, alter overnight the entire course of international relations. The overwhelming fact is that the substance of change must answer the core needs of the neglected: cutting corporate and personal tax rates to re-energize the economy and attain genuine full employment. It has been in anticipation of this that the stock market has risen so fast and so high. But it will only sustain such levels if policy produces results. And those results will depend to some degree on a foreign policy that promotes stability, not disruption, in the international arena.
Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies, in “The Significance of the Trump Presidency,” The International Security Studies Forum, January 24, 2017,