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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Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View. He was the Washington columnist for the Financial Times, and before that worked at The Economist for more than 20 years, including 11 years as deputy editor. Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics. More

Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics.

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