The Liberal Order Is Dying. What Comes Next?
from The Internationalist and International Institutions and Global Governance Program

The Liberal Order Is Dying. What Comes Next?

Donald J. Trump's tenure as president of the United States has had profound on the liberal order, some easy to predict and others less so. 
British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and U.S. President Donald J. Trump pose during a family photo at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and U.S. President Donald J. Trump pose during a family photo at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. Yves Herman/Reuters

In an article for World Politics ReviewI revisit a set of predictions that I made two years ago about the effects that President Donald J. Trump might have on world order.

In January 2017, as Donald Trump prepared to enter the White House, predictions of what his foreign policy might look like ran the gamut from a retreat into neo-isolationism to a reassertion of bare-knuckled power politics. As the incoming administration scrambled to name the team that would be responsible for translating the president-elect’s rhetoric into policy, I speculated about what might replace the liberal world order he had inveighed against during the campaign. Two years later, in light of his actual policies, the time is ripe to consider whether these scenarios were prescient or unfounded.

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Read the full World Politics Review article here.  

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