Assessing the global damage done by the Trump administration’s foreign policy is like trying to gauge the destruction of a still-raging hurricane: it remains unclear what will be left standing in the aftermath. Indeed, the coronavirus pandemic marks the first time that the United States has abandoned its leadership role during a global crisis since before World War II.
But the next U.S. administration has an opportunity to restore the United States to its international leadership role through a diplomatic surge — one that puts the voice of the American people on the frontlines of U.S. global engagement.
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