The power vacuum in world leadership means New Zealand and other small states will have to create a new rules-based international order.
During the Global Financial Crisis, the world benefited from American leadership. That is missing – along with any logical replacement – in the current crisis.
Despite agreeing to a ceasefire, the two sides offered differing depictions of their trade war truce that show a lasting peace may still be out of reach.
Now is the time for China to put its technological and diplomatic skills on display in its quest for superpower status.
Some worry the US is losing its global moral authority under the Trump administration. But a close look at history reveals US leadership is not as strong as it seems.
American presidents have spent a great deal of time proclaiming US leadership of the global system. The decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement undermines much of what they have said.