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America's Foreign Policy Power Is Changing Under Trump

America's Foreign Policy Power Is Changing Under Trump

No other country can yet match America in terms of power, but Washington no longer possesses the ability to shape world events as it did in the Cold War’s aftermath.

Only through a sober understanding of both its objectives and the limits of its capabilities can the United States continue to provide leadership to the world, even as that world becomes increasingly multipolar and increasingly complex.

Stephen R. Grand is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria