I joined Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story on Friday to discuss if — amid tariffs, departure from international agreements, and Donald Trump’s unpredictable and provocative behavior — the US is now a “rogue state”.

The other panellists are Phillipe LeGrain, former economic advisor to the President of the European Commission, and Pauline Loong of Asia-Analytica.

The gamble of the Trump Administration is that they will get a short-term political benefit, if not economic benefit, by showing “We Are Tough” and the rest of the world has to bow down to American wishes.