By Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr.
President-elect Donald Trump perturbed American politics with his persistent taunt that the nation’s affairs were being mismanaged, with adverse consequences for U.S. interests. It was easy for some to take exception, pointing out the many areas where Americans excel. But anyone following not just domestic but world affairs would be justified in thinking that U.S. influence, reputation, and power have been declining in the face of challenges to international stability from undemocratic rival powers and violent nonstate actors in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Read the full article in Foreign Policy.
Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. is Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Stimson Center.