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US Global Credibility and Capacity to Act After the Capitol Siege

This week’s attempted insurrection in the Capitol building yielded extraordinary images of violence and death. But it also underscored an ugly truth: the United States’ profound lack of political and social cohesion is now its greatest weakness. Appalled reaction may speed Trumpism’s end, but the riot highlights a breakdown in US identity and deep problems with its democracy. All this will have important geostrategic consequences for the Biden Administration.

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