The bipartisan backlash against US President Donald J.
Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Syria is a welcome sign that the old
internationalist consensus is not fully dead and may yet revive. But if will
only revive if the political class takes proactive steps to defend internationalism
well beyond the current crisis. It is easy to bemoan Turkey’s military
operation and the US withdrawal, but it is much more difficult, meaningful, and
necessary to reinvigorate America’s leadership posture on the world stage.
As the United States enters another presidential election
season, its political class should make the case to the American people that internationalism is not an …read more
Source:: Atlantic Council