Editor’s note: Terry F. Buss, PhD, is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration. He wrote this article exclusively for Tuoi Tre News. The early days of the Trump presidency sets the stage for the greatest clash of ideologies, cultures, values and interests since the turmoil of the sixties. Trump’s populism, anti-establishmentarianism, anti-political correctness, lack of diplomacy, policy perspectives, and personality represent the antithesis of everything the Left—liberals, progressives, democratic socialists, Democrats, and liberal Republicans—believes in. So the civil war begins. Whoever wins will determine America’s future path for generations. Trump’s win so shocked the Left that they feel compelled to take drastic action. Fearing the loss of all they believe in, the Left plans to (1) prevent Trump from achieving his goals through attempts to delegitimize his presidency, while discrediting him and his policies; (2) launch … [Read more...] about Expect the worst in early days of Trump presidency
VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese students want to stay in the US for a while after finishing school, but they are concerned about US President-elect Donald Trump's threat to expel illegal immigrants. According to Trang, a Vietnamese student in the US, nearly all students in the US want to stay there and get jobs after graduation. “However, the narrow gate is getting even narrower with Trump having been elected as the new President,” she said. Students have every reason to worry, because Trump’s statements all emphasize that he will tighten immigration policy by expelling illegal immigrants. Many Vietnamese students want to stay in the US for a while after finishing school, but they are concerned about US President-elect Donald Trump's threat to expel illegal immigrants. It has been always difficult to fulfill the administrative procedures to study or work in the US. Students have to prove their financial capability, undergo rigorous interviews at the US Embassy … [Read more...] about What worries Vietnamese students about the Trump presidency?
U.S. Asia experts who served in past Republican administrations said on Monday they would back Hillary Clinton in the presidential race as a Donald Trump presidency would lead to "ruinous marginalization" for the United States in the region. In an open letter, the eight former senior officials said that with global strategic competition growing, including from China, it was "absolutely the wrong time to elect an unstable, ill-prepared amateur with no vision or foresight to meet the manifold challenges of the 21st century." They said the Republican nominee offered "only bluster or preposterous panaceas" for Asia that would "wreck our country’s credibility, economy, and leadership in very short order." The signatories to the letter included Michael Green, who served as President George W. Bush's top Asia adviser at the White House, James Clad, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense, and Patrick Cronin, a former senior official at the U.S. Agency for International … [Read more...] about Republican Asia experts say Trump presidency would be ‘ruinous’
Editor’s note: Dr. Terry F. Buss, a fellow at the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration, discusses the foreign policies Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have made in their campaigns in this last article of the six-story series. Editor’s note: Dr. Terry F. Buss, a fellow at the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration, discusses the foreign policies Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have made in their campaigns in this last article of the six-story series. >> Part 1: What politicians, American people think about Trump >> Part 2: Why Republican establishment, Democrats may support Trump >> Part 3: Looking into Trump’s policy stew, tactical skills >> Part 4: Charismatic leadership >> Part 5: The third party Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running against one another for president, but in spite of the importance of Vietnam and China to the U.S., both candidates have said little about the foreign policy issues. What … [Read more...] about How Trump trumps his Party – Conclusion: Campaign promises on Vietnam policy
The prospect of Donald Trump being elected as the next U.S. president "rattles" leaders of the world’s largest developed economies, President Barack Obama said as he wrapped up his first day of meetings at the Ise-Shima Group of Seven leaders’ summit in central Japan. "I think it’s fair to say they are surprised by the Republican nominee," Obama told reporters Thursday. "They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements, but they are rattled by it." Obama commented after meeting with the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K., adding to earlier concerns he’s shared about businessman Trump succeeding him in the White House. Trump has said that allies in Europe and Asia should finance more of their own defense, he would seek to improve relations with Russia and he would alter security agreements with South Korea and Japan. Trump has also suggested that Japan pay more for having U.S. troops stationed on its soil while … [Read more...] about World leaders ‘rattled’ by Trump presidency idea, Obama says