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There will be consequences for American isolationism

9 March 2024

1:45 PM

9 March 2024

1:45 PM

Has the Republican Party’s isolationism caused American allies to doubt Washington’s commitment to safeguarding the global order that it put in place after the second world war?

Have former President Trump’s comments about not protecting certain Nato member states, along with Congressional Republicans’ delay in approving Ukraine aid damaged trust in America’s willingness to defend liberty and democracy?

Increasingly, the evidence points to ‘yes’ on all counts.

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