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Here’s How Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Impacts The World

Donald Trumps's approach to international issues has an impact on the world

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‘Trumped: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World’, a new book authored by international affairs academic and commentator Dr. Sreeram Chaulia was launched in the capital on Thursday. Published by Bloomsbury and I.B. Taurus, the book challenges liberal presumptions that America has done tremendous good in the world, and that it is bound to lead the world or else there would be chaos and collapse.

Chaulia is Professor and Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), O.P. Jindal Global University. In his latest work, he argues that US President Donald Trump’s disruptive, populist and isolationist foreign policy has opened the door for rising powers in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa to replace the US and take over leadership of these regions.

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The American polity under Donald Trump is impacting the rest of the world. WIkimedia Commons

The book delves deep into Trump’s approach to international issues, his trademark foreign policy style, the divisions within his ‘two-track presidency’ and how the struggle between ‘nationalists’ and ‘globalists’ in the American polity is impacting the rest of the world.

It reviews how foreign policymakers in key rising power centres of the world are looking at America under Trump and adjusting their national security and economic strategies and also provides fresh thinking about the future of the international order by arguing that the solution to a withdrawing and isolationist US is not a return to a single global order but new ‘post-American’ regionally-based multiple orders

Speaking during the book launch at the United Service Institution (USI) in Delhi, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, Vivekananda International Foundation and former Deputy National Security Adviser of India, said that there was a need to develop an Indian narrative on global issues.

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Donald Trump has a different approach to international issues which affects the entire world. Wikimedia Commons

“Dr. Chaulia’s book gives us a very confident and bold assertions that countries like India can take advantage of the emerging world order. What will be the shape of this new multi-polar world?” he added.

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Following the release of the book, Meera Shankar, Ambassador of India to the United States (2009 to 2011), Dr. Harsh Pant, Professor, Kings College London, United Kingdom, Smita Sharma, Foreign Affairs Journalist and Editor and Marc Reyes, Fulbright Scholar and Researcher, participated in a panel discussion. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Mohan Kumar, Vice Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs and former Ambassador of India to France (2015-2017) (IANS)

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Novel Coronavirus Forces Global Hospitality Industry To Checkout Abruptly, Occupancy Gets Down

The reports are based on data from 68,000 properties and 9.1 million rooms around the world

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In India, with huge losses and unemployment and bankruptcies looming ahead, the Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has sought urgent intervention of the Centre to tackle the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pixabay

New Coronavirus pandemic has forced the global hospitality industry to checkout abruptly, as occupancy has gone down up to 100 per cent in some of the most-affected countries, according to a new report.

According to leading hospitality data company STR, occupancy is down as much as 96 per cent in Italy to 68 per cent in China, 67 per cent down in the UK, 59 per cent in the US and 48 per cent in Singapore. The reports are based on data from 68,000 properties and 9.1 million rooms around the world.

“A figure of 30 per cent absolute occupancy in the US for the week ending March 21 is not a good sign,” reports phocuswire.com, quoting STR’s senior vice president of lodging insights, Jan Freitag.

“Seven of 10 rooms were empty around the country [United States]. That average is staggering on its own”. “What that further then means is that there are still a lot of people traveling… means there are still a lot of people who are not practicing social distancing,” Freitag noted.

In India, with huge losses and unemployment and bankruptcies looming ahead, the Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has sought urgent intervention of the Centre to tackle the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FAITH Chairman Nakul Anand said with declining revenues in almost all tourism businesses, there is a huge dearth of working capital that has hit the industry, according to a letter to the PM by the apex body of all national associations representing the entire travel, tourism and hospitality sector.

With the responsibility of paying staff salaries, servicing EMIs, advance taxes, provident fund, ESIC, GST, Excise and other state levies, bank guarantees and security deposits, the industry needs the support of the government, he said, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant a 12-month moratorium of paying their EMIs on loans and working capital from financial institutions, both banking and non-banking.

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According to STR report, based on data from 68,000 properties and 9.1 million rooms around the world, RevPAR (revenue per available room) has gone down considerably.

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New Coronavirus pandemic has forced the global hospitality industry to checkout abruptly, as occupancy has gone down up to 100 per cent in some of the most-affected countries, according to a new report. Pixabay

Last week, the decline accelerated, for example averaging 90 per cent across all major cities in Europe.”RevPAR decreases are at unprecedented levels — worse than those seen during 9/11 and the financial crisis,” said Freitag. Marriott International and Hilton have already started furloughing “tens of thousands” of employees — from general managers to housekeepers — in the US.

According to Hotel Trades Council that represents hotel and gaming workers in New York and northern New Jersey, more than half of the union’s 40,000 members have been laid off in these areas.

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All 6,000 members of the union’s casino division have been laid off with the casinos across the state remaining closed over the weekend, according to the Council. (IANS)