U.S. ceding leadership under Trump’s “America-first” policy

Executive Summary

The U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership under President Trump signals a broad retreat from the leading role that the United States has played in shaping the post-World War II global economic order. A key takeaway:

  • The U.S. pullback creates an opening for other nations to exert leadership—and China is already moving to do so.

DOI: 10.1177/237455680308.n6