Redefining America

Redefining America
After a 20-year run as the world’s hegemonic power, the United States is retrenching. The Trump administration accelerated this process, answering China’s disruptive rise with an economic and military challenge, and using similar confrontational tactics with Iran. Domestically, the U.S. is doubling down on its faith in small government. American bilateralism’s key risk is estranging long-time partners needed to sustain its preeminence.

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New Opportunities 2021: A post-Covid rebound in the U.S. is all but inevitable

The United States is a resilient nation positioned to make a quick post-pandemic recovery. A broad assessment of the elements of U.S. power and the state of American society finds few challenges related to the Covid-19 that could undermine the country’s stability or sap its capacity to project its global power.

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