Magazine December 5, 2016, Issue

Strength in a Tougher World

Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers on parade in 2015 (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty)
An outline for a new conservative foreign policy

With Donald Trump’s victory, Republicans are set to reassume the reins of U.S. foreign policy after an absence of eight years. Precisely what a new GOP foreign policy will look like will depend foremost on the preferences of the president-elect, but obviously it should take account of the concerns of voters and the realities abroad. U.S. global leadership remains indispensable, both for American interests and for the world, but must be tailored to a geopolitical landscape that has shifted since Republicans were last in power.

What fueled voters’ support for Trump was in part their worry that the world is changing

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