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Is Trump's America the Safest Country in the World?

| June 21, 2018

The world is less dangerous than it was a year ago — but the long-term trends, if you're not American, have gotten cloudier.

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan: Are you safer than you were a year ago? Are you less at risk of serious harm, external dangers, sudden violence, or a loss of freedom or safety? Contrary to the alarmist suggestions of populists out to create panic and the breathless paranoia that dominates the news cycle, the answers are mostly reassuring for the West and other major powers.

Consider the United States. Despite U.S. President Donald Trump's systematic attempts to destroy what's left of the existing world order, the immediate threats to Americans haven’t changed much since a year ago....

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Walt, Stephen M."Is Trump's America the Safest Country in the World?" Foreign Policy, June 21, 2018.

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Stephen Walt