Date: Dec 18, 2019

About the book

In this book, author Sreeram Chaulia challenges Western liberal presumptions that without America as the global policeman and financier, there would be chaos and collapse in the world or a takeover by totalitarian China. It argues that there is no need to despair about Trump’s self-goal of undermining American leadership around the world because capable rising powers in different regions can fill the vacuum left by Trump’s abandonment and provide order, peace, security and prosperity in their respective areas. Readers get insights into the domestic structural pressures motivating Trump’s trademark foreign policy insurgency and the divisions within his ‘two-track presidency’ between ‘nationalists’ and ‘globalists’ which are profoundly impacting on Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.

The author provides an alternative vision from the lens of powerful developing countries by arguing that the solution to a withdrawing and isolationist US is not a return to US interventionism or a China-dominated new global order but multiple ‘post-American’ regionally based orders.


Harsh V. Pant, Director of Studies & Head of Strategic Studies Programme, ORF

Manpreet Sethi, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies

Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow, ORF

Sreeram Chaulia, Professor and Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs, & author — Trumped: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World

The timing of this event is from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Venue Address

Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi