Trump's keynote address in Davos struck a discordant note with many of those in attendance, including this one.
Trump's 'America first' rhetoric implies that the internationalism and ‘enlightened self-interest’ that built the postwar order was a big mistake. The evidence and basic economics disagree.
The US has never been opposed to international engagement, or even international co-operation – but it must always be co-operation on American terms.
Policymakers need to think outside the narrow confines of what has been regarded as “America first" policy postures that have dictated Australia’s foreign policy choices.