Global Politics: Is Anyone in Charge?

Donald Trump’s America First philosophy and his retreat from international alliances led pundits to dub Germany’s Angela Merkel the new leader of the free world, but today’s global leadership appears more muddled than ever, especially as Brexit and unrest in Italy threatens the integrity of the European Union. Across the Pacific and Africa, countries are being forced to reckon with — and are sometimes embracing — China’s rising influence. Where should the world look for leadership in an increasingly multipolar world? Underwritten by Southern Company.

Festival: 2018

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