Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers speaks on the Impacts of a Trump Presidency on Global Politics
During a Political Breakfast Discussion at the Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin, Prof. Klaus Segbers gave a speech titled “US-President Donald Trump: Impacts and Consequences on Global Politics”.
News from Dec 05, 2016
With the reality of Donald Trump being the President-elect of the United States of America, the world is at a turning point of the Western Script. Apart from a severance test for the USA and the European Union, governments in general are no longer in the position to efficiently tackle Globalization issues themselves – flows of people, ideas and commerce are dissolving national borders.
Amongst a selected audience of multipliers from Berlin, Professor Segbers adressed the following topics in a 7 Step Diagnosis for a thorough understanding of causalities:
- The unresolved Euro-Crisis
- Modern Terrorism
- Global Migration Flows
- Referenda on Complex Political Problems
- Russia’s Role in Global Politics
- International Trade Agreements like TTIP, CETA, TPP
- Security Policy at NATO
As a whole, these issues cause incertainty and overstrain – rational arguments no longer persuade when problems are of an emotional nature. Consequently, Populists’ simple solutions to complex problems seem very appealing. It is therefore up to Politics to communicate a compelling narrative and to try to create a positive climate for discussion.