President Trump walks across the tarmac from Marine One to board Air Force One (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, introduces a cover package, "Trump and the Allies":

  • "The United States has dominated the world for generations now. Like a Carnegie or a Rockefeller or a Gates, it has legitimized its extraordinary position by making clear to all that it sees life as a positive-sum game — one in which American power is used to benefit not just Americans but also all those around the world willing to play by the rules, living and trading peacefully with one another."
  • "U.S. allies know that better than anybody, which is why they signed on to the [postwar liberal international] order in the first place. Unfortunately,Washington itself seems to have forgotten."
  • See reports from leading experts on France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada and Mexico.

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