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Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election 
year
At the high table
Fleecing fuel users
Mediation in the age of COVID-19
Remember Li Wenliang
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Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election 
year
At the high table
Fleecing fuel users
Mediation in the age of COVID-19
Remember Li Wenliang
Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election year
? T rump’ s move to draw down troops from Germany.
?Under the move, 9,500 American defence
personnel, about a quarter of those stationed in
Germany — home to the largest contingent of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Europe
— would be removed by September.
? ‘America-first ’ foreign policy rooted in a repudiation
of multilateralism.
?The development shows persistent strains in relations
between the two countries.
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Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election 
year
At the high table
Fleecing fuel users
Mediation in the age of COVID-19
Remember Li Wenliang
Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election year
? T rump’ s move to draw down troops from Germany.
?Under the move, 9,500 American defence
personnel, about a quarter of those stationed in
Germany — home to the largest contingent of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Europe
— would be removed by September.
? ‘America-first ’ foreign policy rooted in a repudiation
of multilateralism.
?The development shows persistent strains in relations
between the two countries.
Page 4


Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election 
year
At the high table
Fleecing fuel users
Mediation in the age of COVID-19
Remember Li Wenliang
Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election year
? T rump’ s move to draw down troops from Germany.
?Under the move, 9,500 American defence
personnel, about a quarter of those stationed in
Germany — home to the largest contingent of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Europe
— would be removed by September.
? ‘America-first ’ foreign policy rooted in a repudiation
of multilateralism.
?The development shows persistent strains in relations
between the two countries.
?The significance of the step may be gauged from
the fact that the U.S. Army and Air Force
headquarters for Europe and Africa are located in
the country, which also hosts major American
military training bases.
?These facilities serve as critical strategic and
logistics centres to bolster W as hin gton ’ s security
interests in West Asia and North Africa.
?Threats from the former Soviet Union during the
Cold War.
? Berl in’ s reticence to project strategic power.
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Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election 
year
At the high table
Fleecing fuel users
Mediation in the age of COVID-19
Remember Li Wenliang
Trump’s ‘America-first’ policy intensifies in an election year
? T rump’ s move to draw down troops from Germany.
?Under the move, 9,500 American defence
personnel, about a quarter of those stationed in
Germany — home to the largest contingent of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Europe
— would be removed by September.
? ‘America-first ’ foreign policy rooted in a repudiation
of multilateralism.
?The development shows persistent strains in relations
between the two countries.
?The significance of the step may be gauged from
the fact that the U.S. Army and Air Force
headquarters for Europe and Africa are located in
the country, which also hosts major American
military training bases.
?These facilities serve as critical strategic and
logistics centres to bolster W as hin gton ’ s security
interests in West Asia and North Africa.
?Threats from the former Soviet Union during the
Cold War.
? Berl in’ s reticence to project strategic power.
?Non-compliance with NA T O’ s stipulation to spend 2% of
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defence.
?The pressure Mr Trump has exerted on the bloc has already
resulted in substantial increases in expenditure from many
member states.
?Berlin has a huge trade surpluses with Washington
? Berl in’ s backing for the Paris climate deal, the Iran nuclear
agreement and even its domestic 2015 policy to let in
immigrants have similarly drawn Mr. T rump’ s ire.
? W ashingt on’ s former Ambassador to Berlin Richard Grenell
remarked that there were costs to U.S. taxpayers from
providing security for other countries.
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