“No other nation seeks the role that we play in global affairs,” he added. “That includes shaping the global institutions of the 20th century to meet the challenges of the 21st.”
But only five years later, many people wonder whether that remarkable era of world leadership is now coming to an end. Donald Trump has publicly spoken of abandoning America’s longtime commitments in many regions of the world. Just this week, reports indicate President Trump plans to slash the number of refugees who can resettle in the U.S. and block Syrians and others from entering.