The American war on terror had a massive negative impact on its image across the globe and diminished its moral authority. Furthermore, the US-triggered 2008/09 financial crisis revealed the shift in economic power from the West to the East. Trump’s isolationism only served to exacerbate this trend.
The election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the US this month has ignited interest around the world in the direction of US global leadership, a role that significantly plummeted during Donald Trump’s presidency, begging the perennial question: Is the US in decline?
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