As the U.S. steps back from shaping the world order, there is no reason to despair. It presents a historic opportunity for regional powers to fill the vacuum.
Donald Trump is a very imperfect messenger, but he heralds a lasting return to the traditional stance of US foreign policy.
Without belief in progress, the US and the UK have little chance of retaining their global leadership. Nor do they seem to want it any longer.
For all the talk of “America First,” Trump is a full-blown corporate internationalist.
Britain is not alone in paying a price for its strategic isolationism. International disillusionment with the US has also begun.
Is the United States’ anti-regulation stance undermining its global power position?
Is the United States really shifting from an Atlantic to an Asia-Pacific orientation?
How has sectarianism caused the United States to run suicidal risks — repeatedly and unnecessarily?