The ideological competition between nationalist populism and liberal internationalism has dominated the political landscape for years now. With the election of Donald Trump, the former foreign policy ideology gained the upper hand in the United States. But as Michael Fuchs, a former assistant secretary at the US State Department under the Obama administration, argues, both the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential elections might lead to change. A keen advocate of liberal internationalism, Fuchs explains why this approach offers the best outcome for the post-pandemic world.
About the Author
Michael H. Fuchs is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2013 to 2016.