Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies, ICSGS 2019, 6-7 November 2019, Sari Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Analyzing President Donald Trump’s Measures in Securing The US-Mexico Border Security from Realist Perspective

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.6-11-2019.2297259,
        author={Siti  Nurhasanah and Muhammad  Fuad},
        title={Analyzing President Donald Trump’s Measures in Securing The US-Mexico Border Security from Realist Perspective},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies, ICSGS 2019, 6-7 November 2019, Sari Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSGS},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={us-mexico border wall president donald trump realism border security},
        doi={10.4108/eai.6-11-2019.2297259}
    }
    
  • Siti Nurhasanah
    Muhammad Fuad
    Year: 2020
    Analyzing President Donald Trump’s Measures in Securing The US-Mexico Border Security from Realist Perspective
    ICSGS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.6-11-2019.2297259
Siti Nurhasanah1,*, Muhammad Fuad1
  • 1: American Studies, School of Strategic and Global Studies, Universitas Indonesia
*Contact email: husna.rifa04@gmail.com

Abstract

Since presidential campaign in 2016, as a presidential candidate, Donald Trump has made security aspects as one of crucial ideas in the Republican Party platform. The security approach has delivered him to his presidency. After being inaugurated in January 2017, Trump attempted to realize his promises, including securing the US-Mexico border by establishing 10 feet border wall. The author’s primary assumption is that Trump using a realist approach to maintain US security. The author uses descriptive qualitative method in this research paper. The authors use realism theory in International Relations to explore and analyse Trump’s measures in securing border security. The authors evaluate how Trump applies realism in formulating policies regarding border security and how does realism ideas influence the US foreign policy under the Trump administration. The result and discussion show that the US under Trump administration has significantly modified US foreign policy. However, the US decreases its role in the international arena because of the internal or domestic problem about security that should be addressed. However, the US opens for both bilateral and multilateral cooperation with terms that match the US national interest