“COVID-19 is forcing us to reimagine what life will be like going forward. Can it be a wake-up call for the costs of going it alone internationally? While debate over the scope of change domestically is a given, it is remarkable how little is being discussed about our approach internationally.
“Even before COVID-19, America’s role in the world hardly figured in this year’s political debate. True, there were criticisms of President Trump’s readiness to berate our traditional allies while lauding Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping — and of his withdrawal from diplomatic understandings like the Paris Climate Accord, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Iran nuclear deal, with calls to rejoin them…”