Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 11 (November)



Professor (Dr.) Sreeram Chaulia, Dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs published his 5th book titled, ‘TRUMPED: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World’. Thes book was launched on 28 November 2019 at the auditorium of the United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. Dr. Arvind Gupta Director, Vivekananda International Foundation and Former Deputy National Security Adviser of India (2014-2017) was the chief guest.





About the Book:




‘Trumped: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World’ is published by Bloomsbury and I.B. Tauris worldwide. It is a major contribution to the academic and policymaking literature on foreign relations and world order. It 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 US President Donald 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.

The book is available online: