China’s going to be eating our lunch globally, starting with Africa
All our energy and money and attention is on the Global War on Terror, so we’re not doing much cooperative development and foreign aid (which can build alliances). China seems to be playing the long game.
And Trump is certainly not helping, weakening the alliances we have, making other countries wary of us—warier, given the breadth and nature of the US world presence since 9/11.
Read the article by Andrew Jacobs in the NY Times and see what you think.