THE UNITED STATES: HIGH POLITICS IN THE SHADOW
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STANY ZJEDNOCZONE: WIELKA POLITYKA W CIENIU IMPEACHMENTU
THE UNITED STATES: HIGH POLITICS IN THE SHADOW OF IMPEACHMENT

Author(s): ALEKSANDRA JARCZEWSKA
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: United States; Donald Trump; impeachment; foreign policy; Republicans; Democrats; US economy; Iran; Syria; Russia; trade wars
Summary/Abstract: 2019 was dominated by political tensions and the impeachment process against PresidentDonald Trump – only a third such case in the history of the United States (US).The domestic struggle between Democrats and Republicans did not leave muchspace for the administration to conduct and implement its political goals in other areas.Despite growing rivalry between major world powers (US, China, Russia), includingincreasing tensions and confl icts on a global scale, US foreign policy remained onthe sidelines. However, the US economy continued to fl ourish, increasing the incumbentPresident’s chances for re-election in 2020. The goal of this paper is to analyze the USdomestic aff airs and its foreign policy through the events of 2019. The main hypothesisis that the initiation of the impeachment process was a manifestation of a politicalcrisis in the US but, due to good economic conditions, the charges against the USPresident carried negative consequences neither for the country’s domestic situationnor for the President himself. Rather, the impeachment trial resulted in a deepeningof the leadership crisis in the US and overall weakening of the country’s position onthe global scene.

  • Page Range: 203-221
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish