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In keeping with campaign pledges, Trump has withdrawn the US from two major, multilateral agreements championed by the Obama administration.
The summit came after Trump softened his opposition to some other multilateral institutions.
In its budget proposal, the Trump administration called for cutting funding for the World Bank and other multilateral development lenders by $650 million over three years.
President Trump has spoken out against the multilateral nuclear agreement, and his antipathy toward the pact and talk of further sanctions has raised concerns among foreign energy firms looking to invest in Iran.
Even if ISIS is conclusively defeated there, which is by no means assured, the country’s six-year civil war will remain a multilateral stalemate with no end in sight.
That contrasts with Barack Obama, who sought to neutralize Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy, and despite reaching a multilateral deal to achieve this is widely seen in the region as an appeaser.
However, EFI is not shying away from responding to Trump’s recent promise to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the multilateral agreement that Moniz worked on as energy secretary.
Beijing has steadily chipped away at Taiwan's presence on the international stage, blocking its participation in multilateral organizations and committees.
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Since lateral means "side", multilateral means basically "many-sided". The philosophy of multilateralism claims that the best solutions generally result when as many of the world's nations as possible are involved in discussions, and multilateralists often favor strengthening the United Nations. Today multilateralism can be seen at work in, for example, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the International Criminal Court. But the U.S. doesn't always join the major multilateral organizations, instead often behaving as if a unilateral approach—that is, going it alone—was best for the interests of a powerful nation.
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