Under Trump, the U.S. Has Become the Geopolitical Equivalent of a Missing Person

President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House, Washington, June 30, 2017 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House, Washington, June 30, 2017 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
SUBSCRIBE NOW
Free Newsletter

We are used to thinking and speaking about a nation state in the global arena as an actor with a coherent agenda, voice and infrastructure for pursuing its policy preferences. Six months into the Trump administration, it has become clear that “the United States” no longer exists in the sense of this usage. The implications are alarming, as it coincides with an emerging awareness, both domestically and abroad, that the new U.S. president is a weak leader who is not at all prepared to follow up on his policy improvisations and bluffs. As a result, we have now entered a […]

TO READ MORE

Enter your email to get instant access to this article and to receive our free email newsletter:

Or, Subscribe now to get full access.

Already a subscriber? Log in here .

What you’ll get with an All-Access subscription to World Politics Review:

A WPR subscription is like no other resource — it’s like having your own personal researcher and analyst for news and events around the globe. Become a member now, and you’ll get:

  • Immediate and instant access to the full searchable library of 15,000+ articles
  • Daily articles with original analysis, written by leading topic experts, delivered to you every weekday
  • Daily links to must-read news, analysis, and opinion from top sources around the globe, curated by our keen-eyed team of editors
  • Weekly in-depth reports, including features on important countries and issues.
  • Your choice of weekly region-specific newsletters, delivered to your inbox.
  • Smartphone- and tablet-friendly website.

And all of this is available to you — right now for just $12 for the first 12 weeks.

More World Politics Review