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Can Trump’s Successor Save the Liberal International Order?

U.S. President Donald Trump exits the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2019.
U.S. President Donald Trump exits the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President Trump's successor can rejuvenate the liberal international order by reconsolidating the West, giving globalization a human face, and bolstering support for democracy and human rights around the world.

February 10, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump exits the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2019.
U.S. President Donald Trump exits the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
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In my weekly column for World Politics Review, I outline steps that U.S. President Donald J. Trump's successor can take to revitalize the liberal international order.

A robust economy, the turmoil of the Iowa caucuses and President Donald Trump’s strong poll numbers in the wake of his acquittal in his impeachment trial have lengthened the odds than any Democratic rival will beat him at the ballot box in November. Yet should one of them pull off this audacious feat, the new president will face another colossal challenge: reviving the liberal international order that Trump has done so much to disparage and dismantle. How will he or she do that? Start by reconsolidating the West, giving globalization a human face and bolstering support for democracy and human rights around the world.

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Read the full World Politics Review article here.

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