CAIRO Cheap Anton Stralman Hat , Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's speech on his national security strategy in many ways contradicted the document itself, experts in the Middle East said Tuesday.
In a speech outlining his administration's first national security strategy on Monday, Trump touted again his campaign logo of "America First."
But when it comes to several international issues, Trump's speech contradicted what is said in the 68-page document that provides the framework for his administration's foreign policy.
SOFTER TALK ABOUT RUSSIA
The outstanding example is Trump's much softer talk about Russia, which is labelled by the document as a "revisionist" power bent on undermining the U.S. interests, and accused of meddling in the U.S. presidential race in 2016.
But in his speech Cheap Mikhail Sergachev Hat , Trump not only failed to mention the alleged Russia's intervention in the election that he won, but also touted a phone call from Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to thank him for providing intelligence to foil a major terror attack in Russia.
In fact, Trump has been seeking warmer ties with Russia since he took office in January despite the relentless investigation conducted by U.S. Congress into the suspected link between his campaign and Russia.
"Trump's speech highlighted the gap between his theories and his actions," Norhan al-Sheikh, professor of international relations at the Cairo University, told Xinhua.
"Also in the speech Cheap Nikita Kucherov Hat , we noticed remarkable gap between the tough language of Trump towards the rivals of the U.S. (China and Russia), and the actual policies that he has adopted since he took office," al-Sheikh noted.
Theoretically, Russia is called the main strategic enemy of the U.S., but Trump on Monday described happily Putin's phone call, which "seemed to be courting Russia Cheap Steven Stamkos Hat ," she pointed out.
Trump also contradicted himself in his speech when he talked about the rising competition from Russia and China.
After calling Russia and China two "revisionist" powers seeking to undermine the U.S. influence, values and interests, Trump immediately called for building "great partnership" with them, al-Sheikh noted.
Trump once again demanded NATO allies share more the cost of protecting Europe by threatening to beat a retreat, though his administration vows to restore the U.S. presence on international issues which diminished under his predecessor Barack Obama.
"Trump's speech is contradictory, and he seems to be dealing with a hypothetical world Cheap Vladislav Namestnikov Hoodie ," al-Sheikh said. "His logic is very strange because of his contradicted polices."
TRUMP'S MORE CONFRONTATIONAL STANCE
However, experts expressed the worry about the more confrontational stance taken by the Trump administration in its new security policy.
Selcuk Colakoglu, director of Turkish Center for Asia Pacific Studies, said the new U.S. strategy indicates a "more confrontational" approach toward Russia, China, Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
"This also supports the argument that further escalation over the Iranian and North Korean nuclear issues is imminent Cheap Andrei Vasilevskiy Hoodie ," Colakoglu told Xinhua.
Mehmet Ali Guller, a columnist with the Turkish Aydinlik Daily, tweeted that the new strategy indicates that the U.S. will create more troubles for its rivals in order to curb their influence.
For al-Sheikh, one worrisome fact is that the main focus of the Trump administration's policy "is and will be the U.S. interests," so it could seek to buy new friends through trade and form new alliances even at the expenses of international agreements.