- ‘The Days of US Global Hegemony Are Numbered’: Scholar
US President Donald Trump’s brazen “America First” foreign policy has “opened the door to a new alignment of forces. The days of US global hegemony are numbered,” according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.
Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday, while commenting on an article published by Business Insider which said the United States’ main allies are abandoning Donald Trump as his threats to world leaders have backfired.
“Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani has exposed a growing rift between the US and its historically closest allies in Europe,” according to the analysis. “The attack was met with a remarkable level of criticism by European leaders,” it said.
“The UK threatened to cut back on its long-standing defense alliance with Trump, and Germany suggested openly that the importance of its relationship with the US was declining,” it noted.