The National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian says the US President Donald Trump’s attempts to suppress radical Islamist movements, among others Iraq and Syria Islamic State (ISIS), would have impact on Indonesia.
Not to mention, Tito said, Indonesia is the world’s largest country by the number of Muslim populations. Obviously Trump’s moves would affect Indonesia’s foreign cooperation.
“[Trump]’s policy is to tremendously suppress the groups which he called as radical Islam. This clearly would have impact on Indonesia as the world’s largest Muslim country,” Tito said while delivering a speech on the Indonesia National Police (Polri) Leaders Meeting (Rapim) at PTIK (Indonesian Institute of Police Science), Wednesday (1/25/2017).
In efforts to suppress radical Islamist movements (ISIS), Tito continued, Trump will team up with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, “He [Trump] collaborates with Russia to suppress ISIS,” he explained.
Not only Trump’s stance against ISIS, Tito also highlighted Trump’s other policies, such as, his priority for American interests known with ‘America First’ jargon would significantly impact the map of global politics.
“Impact from Middle East conflict and also Donald Trump effect, because his policies would affect the map of global politics,” Tito said again.
Likewise, Trump’s economic policies, in which Tito said, that the number one person in the US did not like free trades much.
There is another policy, in which Donald Trump prefers limited democracy. Tito deemed this may affect the global democratic currents which have lasted since 1990-ish decade.
“Trump did not like liberal democracy much. This makes democratic currents which engulf the 90s may stop because he prefers limited democracy,” Tito concluded.