Critics can make a strong case that the United States has never been less respected or admired abroad than it is today. President Trump’s disruptive policies abroad and his mishandling of the pandemic at home have fundamentally undermined America’s credibility in the eyes of both allies and adversaries in the short-run, but will the damage last? And if Joe Biden wins in November, what will the world expect from American leadership?
Join us as three veteran foreign correspondents, Christiane Amanpour, Steven Erlanger, and David Rennie, sit down with Aaron David Miller to discuss America and its role in world.
Our economic structures are weakening the social and natural diversity necessary for a resilient planet, and for resilient societies. The EU must address the joint drivers of ecological and social disintegration in its fight against climate change.
Major fires along the U.S. West Coast partly result from ecological disintegration in the Amazon. So, North and South American states should work together toward their shared interest in protecting the rainforest.
Citizens’ assemblies have sprouted up in several European countries. It remains to be seen whether they can efficiently boost governments’ responses to climate change.
For most policymakers and experts who took part in the COP25, the summit’s outcomes are insufficient. The protesters and critics who followed the summit from outside are even more frustrated.
For the European Union to take the lead in global climate action, it will need to ensure a fair and inclusive transition with deeper democratic engagement.
By putting up roadblocks to the necessary transition to a low-carbon global economy, Trump is making American businesses less competitive and leaving new jobs and economic opportunities up for grabs to other countries.
Since the Paris agreement was adopted, climate analysts have argued that the initial commitments made by more than 185 countries were insufficient to reach the agreement’s goals in fighting climate change.
Scientists tell us we must act now to avoid the ravages of climate change. If we fail, future generations will judge us all as failures, not just this president.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.