After Trump, How Will the Next U.S. President Reintroduce America to the World?

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2019 (AP photo by Richard Drew).
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2019 (AP photo by Richard Drew).

This time every year, just as surely as summer yields to fall, the United Nations becomes the hosting ground of an annual ritual as fixed as the turning of the foliage or the migration of birds: the General Assembly. It traditionally serves as an opportunity for small nations to speak to the world about their progress or plead for help with problems—think the Pacific islands that are sinking under rising seas—and for countries in conflict to spin their cases, as one can expect this week from Iran and other actors in the inflamed Middle East. Sometimes, the United Nations can […]

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