You are hereHome › College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CASSH) › Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government › Shively, Jacob › Make America first again Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Shively, J. (2020). Make America first again: grand strategy analysis and the Trump administration. Make America first again Details Type Book Title Make America first again: grand strategy analysis and the Trump administration Date 2020 Use/Reproduction 2020 Cambria Press Abstract This book examines US grand strategy between two moments, the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterm election. It is an early history and an assessment of the Trump administration's grand strategy, but it is also a study of much larger questions. Like US presidents and other heads of government, Donald Trump provokes a wide range of debates. For grand strategy, the debates are familiar but profound: what exactly is the administration's approach to the world and national security? In addition, can one administration or even one individual change a state's grand strategy? Trump's temperament is notoriously public. Is it also uniquely influential? Perhaps Trump the man fundamentally changed US grand strategy during this period. Or, perhaps, he and his administration were constrained by existing strategic commitments. To answer these questions, the following pages unfold the story of Trump's early grand strategy.