The Plot Against American Foreign Policy
Can the Liberal Order Survive?
Is the world witnessing the demise of the U.S.-led liberal order? If so, this is not how it was supposed to happen.
The great threats were supposed to come from hostile revisionist powers seeking to overturn the postwar order.
The United States and Europe were supposed to stand shoulder to shoulder to protect the gains reaped from 70 years of cooperation.
Instead, the world’s most powerful state has begun to sabotage the order it created. A hostile revisionist power has indeed arrived on the scene, but it sits in the Oval Office, the beating heart of the free world.
Across ancient and modern eras, orders built by great powers have come and gone—but they have usually ended in murder, not suicide.