A Paralysed and Diminished America

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Recent diplomatic setbacks have called US global leadership into question. My new column for the FT looks at the issue.

America's ability to get its way is in recession. The question is not whether this is true, but how deep and long-lasting the reversal will be. Will US influence bounce back, or has something shifted for good? The answer is that it will bounce back - but it might be a while, and it will not recover all the way.

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