The American electorate is moving to embrace an energized form of government. In the face of Trump, some Democrats will still be nervous about embracing a bold national response to challenges.
For Americans who have not shared the benefits of globalization, President Trump’s victory represented a path to renewed prosperity. In Louisiana, China is the leading trade partner, and trade accounts for 1 in 5 jobs.
The United States will be worse off from leaving the Iran deal. Either Iran will succeed in exploiting a wedge between America and its allies, leaving Washington isolated and unable to lead a coalition to address other provocations, or Iran will return to an unconstrained nuclear program.
Now that the Trump administration has left the JCPOA, EU governments are looking to Washington to set out how they intend to build a negotiated solution to shared concerns.
According to dozens of career diplomats, restoring U.S. leadership abroad requires addressing the social and economic problems facing Americans at home, including wage stagnation, rising inequality, and drug addiction.
North Korea has a history of promising big and then working in secret to advance its program. Since the Trump administration has deliberately degraded the U.S. diplomatic capacity and nonproliferation expertise, Pyongyang would enjoy an advantage in the period following a summit.
U.S. political leaders—Democrats and Republicans alike—must start prioritizing workers, consumers, and the middle class, rather than making the world safe for corporate investment.
Chinese authorities are now farther than ever from offering an alternative currency the world can trust. Those with longer-term doubts about the dollar will likely give Europe a second look.
The international order is built to last through significant shifts in global politics and economics and strong enough to survive a term of President Trump.
Renminbi usage is expanding globally, but the odds that it will become a safe-haven currency like the dollar may depend on broad institutional and political change inside China itself.