When President Obama took the presidency eight years ago, we looked set for an overhaul of America’s place in the world and the world order enshrined at the end of the Cold War. In the depths of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression following 1929, we had reasons to be hopeful: the world’s foremost superpower was finally ruled by a liberal of conviction, a thoughtful and intelligent man with great ambitions for a better world.
Perhaps this will be the last time that America’s vision for the world will matter. After Trump, America will lack both the power and the moral authority to leadDr. Azeem Ibrahim