THE STRATEGIC CONSTANTS OF USA FOREIGN POLICY (COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE OBAMA AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATIONS)
The strategic structure of USA in terms of foreign policy was primarily motivated by the principle of pragmatism - utilitarianism. Accordingly, the overall strategy of the US foreign policy focused on the supreme strategic interests, protecting national security, and perpetuating hegemony over international politics, which are among the strategic constants of US administrations, especially during the post-World War II phase, regardless of the president’s backgrounds and the government that holds the reins of power in the White House, whether it is a republic or a democracy. This study is based on an attempt to observe the most significant and prominent pillars which are strategic constants of USA, and also that these constants serve as a reference and a structure that proceeds through the external political behavior of America. Despite the convergence and the transfer of power between the Republican and Democratic parties,and despite the differentiation of leadership style among presidents inside the White House,all of this has not changed from the priority of strategic goals,especially in the field of international politics,and in connection with that,the margin of change at the level of foreign policy which is almost non-existent except in specific cases and tactical situations,which basically do not symbolize fundamental changes within the framework of the overall strategy of the United States of America.
Strategy, USA Foreign Policy, USA Strategic Constants, International Policy, Hegemony, Protecting National Security, Obama Administration’s Orientations, Trump’s Policies, The Future of USA Strategy