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Donald Trump and the Decline of US Soft Power

| Feb. 06, 2018

The evidence is clear. Donald Trump's presidency has eroded America's soft power. Only 30% of people recently polled by Gallup in 134 countries held a favorable view of the United States under Trump's leadership, a drop of almost 20 points since Barack Obama's presidency. The Pew Research Center found that China, with 30% approval ratings, had reached near-parity with the US. And a British index, The Soft Power 30, showed America slipping from first place in 2016 to third place last year....

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For Academic Citation: Nye, Joseph S.“Donald Trump and the Decline of US Soft Power.” Project Syndicate, February 6, 2018.